High school students in North Carolina did the electrical work on a Habitat for Humanity home this past month. The students for an electrical trade class worked on the wiring for everying from the "doorbell to the heating pump," according to an article in The Dispatch.
The Davidson County Schools in Lexington, N.C., sponsor the program in which the class works on at least one house every semester. Students from three high schools have worked on this particular home, gaining experience in masonry, construction and electrical work while also helping the community, the article said.
One student taking the class is earning a National Center for Construction Education and Research certification and obtaining the hands-on experience that has helped him make the decision to enter the electrical field. He wants to own a business, the Dispatch reported. The credentials will allow students to go straight into the workforce, a trade school or continue classes on the college level.