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Building Trades home on upward swing

Friday, October 13, 2000

Progress continues on the home being built on West Highway south of Alta. The home is being built by the Building Trades class in Alta and things are moving right along as the house is moving upward.

"We just about have the walls erected and are pretty much on schedule," Building Trades Class instructor Kim Piercy said. "By the middle of the week we'll start setting rafters."

Thirty-four students are taking the Building Trades class this year. Twenty-two of them have been working in the morning session from 8-10:30 and twelve of them have been working during the afternoon from 1-3. The students are from five different school systems as they come from Alta, Storm Lake, Sioux Rapids, Schaller-Crestland and Newell-Fonda.

"The kids are moving right along and working hard," Piercy said. "We're looking to have the roof on by the end of October."

The students are being exposed to many different aspects of the trade by working with block, concrete, plumbing and electrical work. Many students are being exposed to what they want to do someday and the Building Trades class is giving them a lot of hands-on-experience, which makes it easier for them to learn.

Read the rest of this article in the 10/14 Pilot Tribune.

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