NEW BOSTON — It was a crisp, sunny morning and the sun had just appeared in the sky Wednesday morning when a group of Junior Carpenter students from the Scioto County Careet Technical Center (SCCTC) were hard at work framing a house on Stanton Avenue in New Boston. What made the house special is that it was a house being built for a local family by Habitat for Humanity.
“They’re framing up the floor for the house,” John Reedy, carpenter class instructor said. “We’re going to frame it and sheet it and then they’re going to take it from there.”
Reedy brought five students with him to do the work.
“This is practical experience as far as framing a house,” Reedy said. “They’re learning how to set floor joists. They’re going to do everything it takes to frame up the floor joists of a house, they’re learning how to do it. These guys are going to know how to do this stuff when they get out of the Career Technical Center. They’re two years ahead of any guy that didn’t go to the Career Technical Center.”
Reedy said the students would also benefit from knowing they did something to benefit a local family.
“This is a big help to us having these folks out here,” Jim Climer of Habitat for Humanity said. “This is another step in the process of getting our house completed.”
Climer said several weeks ago they prefabricated the walls for the house.
“Now we’re obviously getting the floor ready for the walls and on April 9 we will have a wall-setting event where we’ll bring all the walls that we prefabbed to this site and set them up and be ready to proceed from there,” Climer said.
Climer said a family has already been selected to move into the house upon completion.
“Part of the process is that they have to put 250 man-hours per adult in the household during the construction, helping out doing whatever they can,” Climer said. “They were in attendance when we had the wall-building a couple of weeks ago and have been here doing other things and they will be here in the future helping us out.”
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