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                    Groundbreaking Held for 26th Student-Built House

                                                                                Schermetzler and the third student-built home in   students entering today’s workforce.
                                                                                the new Stonebrook Crossing subdivision.  As early as 9th grade, North and South High
                                                                                   The  Sheboygan  Area  School  District   School students can choose from ten technical
                                                                                (SASD) and the Sheboygan business community   education  classes,  like  Electricity,  Electronics
                                                                                have made significant investments in technical   & Automation, or Power Mechanics. Exposure
                                                                                education programs since 2016, when the dis-  to these classes early in their high school career
                                                                                trict opened the $5 million Kohler | Johnsonville   gives  students  ample  time  to  dive  deeper  into
                                                                                Advanced Technology Centers inside North and   a certain area, explore other skilled trades, and
                                                                                South  High  Schools.  The  12,400  square  foot   expand their learning by taking advantage of a
                                                                                state-of-the-art  manufacturing  and  engineer-  nine-week co-op experience or a 9 to 12-month
                                                                                ing  labs  prepare  students  for  successful  local   youth apprenticeship.
                                                                                college and career paths. The advanced technol-  Recent  graduates  who  participated  in
                                                                                ogy centers offer high-tech manufacturing and   Sheboygan Area School District’s House Con-
                                                                                engineering tools and technology, giving practi-  struction class, credited the program with giving
                                                                                cal exposure to CNC, automation, electrical, and   them hands-on experience and a close-up look at
                                                                                metrology equipment. The expansion, upgrade,   various skills and industries. Dylan said, “House
                                                                                and renovation of existing facilities were made   construction helped me learn about all the trades
                                                                                possible  through  the  district’s  investment  and   and allowed me to narrow it down to which one
            North  and  South  High  School  students,   Corporation, also spoke at the event. He shared
        staff,  and  guests  attended  a  Groundbreaking   the  extensive  need  for  trade  workers  in  our   ongoing financial commitment, as well as sig-  I believed would fit me the best.” Owen added
        Ceremony for House Construction Project 2023   area, and how the students within this program   nificant  contributions  from  local  businesses,   that seeing the skills used in real-life projects,
        on  Tuesday,  September  12  at  the  construction   can enter the workforce post-graduation with a   organizations, and sponsors.  like building a house, was helpful.
        site in the Stonebrook Crossing Subdivision on   strong knowledge base and even own their own   Collectively  referred  to  as  Red  Raider   As they embarked on their first year of full-
        the  south  side  of  Sheboygan.  Project  2023  is   business.         Manufacturing, or RRM, the primary goal is to   time employment in the electrical trades, Owen
        the 26th home that will be built by SASD stu-  South High School graduate Emma Gosse   provide both classroom instruction and authen-  summed it up best when he said, “I am only 18
        dents enrolled in Career & Technical Education   designed  this  year’s  house.  Her  design  was   tic, hands-on learning opportunities that result in   and have a great start on my career.”
        classes from Sheboygan North and Sheboygan   selected last spring from the plans drawn by all   real-world employability. The Red Raider Man-
        South High Schools.                 students enrolled in our Project lead the Way   ufacturing  oversight  team  worked  with  local
            The  program  included  a  welcome  from   Civil Engineering and Architecture class.  manufacturers and lakeshore Technical College
        Jason  Duff,  Academic  and  Career  Planning   Every year since 1998, students from North   to select equipment and curriculum relevant to
        Coordinator  for  the  Sheboygan  Area  School   and South High School’s Project lead the Way
        District. Duff recognized and thanked the many   Program  and  Civil  Engineering,  Architecture,
        community partners that make this project pos-  and Advanced  Students  courses  compete  in  a
        sible  with  their  donations  of  supplies,  use  of   House  Design  Contest  to  design  the  district’s
        equipment, time, and talent.        student-built house for the following year.  Finishing Trades Institute of the Upper Midwest
            Superintendent Seth Harvatine also spoke   Students are asked at the beginning of the   Apprenticeship. College.
        at  the  program,  emphasizing  how  important  it   school year to create a single-story 1750-square-
        is for schools to prepare students for the future   foot home. The house must have three bedrooms,   A lifetime of success.
        by offering real-world, hands-on learning expe-  two and a half bathrooms, a two-car garage, as
        riences like this one. Experience gained in this   well as an unfinished basement. Students submit
        House Construction class provides students with   their plans, which are then reviewed by Techni-  EARN WHILE YOU LEARN YOUR TRADE.
        skills, experiences, and connections to pursue a   cal  Education  Teacher  Ted  Schermetzler  and
        career in construction trades.      various home construction groups.         JOIN A UNION FAMILY WHO HAS YOUR BACK.
            Brian  Doudna,  Executive  Director  of  the   This  is  the  eighth  home  built  under  the   GET ACCESS TO ON-SITE CAREER
        Sheboygan  County  Economic  Development   direction of instructor and project manager Ted   AND MENTAL HEALTH COUNSELORS.
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