By building a modular home, he says, “the students are able to experience hands-on learning of every part of the construction process; the students are building the entire home from start to finish, including framing, wiring, plumbing, drywall, flooring and painting.”
“They will be able to see a completed home when they are done at the end of the school year,” says Schumaker. “The knowledge, skill and pride the students will gain from this project are immeasurable and will stay with them throughout their adult construction career.”
Schumaker, who has been teaching stick-built construction for most of his career, credits Unibilt for helping him and his students make the transition to modular construction and score success in this year’s home project.
At the end of the school year, the three-bedroom, two-bathroom 1,500 square-foot home will be auctioned off, and most of Schumaker’s students will go on to pursue higher education at a technical college or go straight into a job in the construction industry.
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