Monroe 2-Orleans BOCES News Article

From CTE student craftsmanship to home sweet home

exterior of student-built home on new land

Each year, BOCES 2 Career and Technical Education students in construction-related programs collaborate to build a house. Rarely do students get a chance to see what their work becomes after it is sold. However, the 2022 purchaser recently reached out with photographs and appreciation.

The expertise of Carpentry, HVAC and Residential and Commercial Electrical students are all leveraged to create a professional-grade blank canvas that goes up for auction each summer. It is then up to the buyer to make it into a home.

After the 1,400 sq. ft. building was transported from the WEMOCO CTE Center campus, the buyer transformed the three-bedroom, two-bathroom construction into their ideal living space. Through a series of photographs, the homeowners showcased their joy and gratitude for the student-built roots of their dream home, which now is brimming with warmth and character.

This house is another reminder of the power of applied learning and the impact it has on both students and the community.

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