At the end of November, a modular home built by Seminole Ridge High School students at the Weitz Construction Academy in Loxahatchee, Fla., was turned over to the Habitat for Humanity of Palm Beach County.
In just two days, the prefabricated home sections were pulled from the workshop in which they were built and then delivered to their destination in West Palm Beach for final finishes. The family that will live in the home is expected to take occupancy in March 2019.
Habitat for Humanity supplied all the materials required to build the home (the seventh completed by Seminole Ridge students) as well as the site and foundation. Seminole Ridge students performed all the construction work with guidance from their instructors and local subcontractors.
Weitz has supported Seminole Ridge High School’s construction program since 2007 by providing mentors and donating building materials. In 2015, Weitz received naming rights to the program after formalizing a multi-year commitment to help fund it.
Through the program, students are equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to enter a skilled trade right out of high school. They have earned OSHA safety certifications as well as carpentry and construction technology certifications. On average, more than half the students in each graduating class enter the skilled trades.
Discover more about the Weitz Construction Academy at Seminole Ridge High School by watching the video below.