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Building trades students at LTCC house learn building process

The LTCC Building Trades class at Lebanon High School has been working on the construction of a house for a year now. This year’s seniors are hoping to complete their house building project that they started as juniors by the end of this year. The house is a two-bedroom, one-bathroom house with a laundry room attached to the bathroom. The house also has a two-car garage as well as a nicely covered backyard patio area with a ceiling fan. Students from Conway and Niangua school district also join the class and have participated in the project. According to Charles Laird, the Building Trades class instructor, “Last year there was about 25 students, this year with Conway and Niangua students we have about 26. They meet us at the LTCC building and then I bus all the kids over to work on it every day.” The building trades class has two options for class times, and it takes up half of the student’s school day. There is a three-hour block in the morning and a three-hour block in the afternoon. Laird stated that after attendance and their daily “toolbox talks” where they go over assignments, they get about 2-hours per class of work in at the house every day. For more on this story see the LCR.