Benefitting Students and Community
A house build program of the School of Career Education is giving students useful construction technology skills.
Assistant Professor and Construction Technology Program Head Robin Gilcrist has been putting the finishing touches on a Lena Point home built by University of Alaska Southeast and Juneau Douglas High School students through a low-cost housing project. A young family will move into the house this summer, thanks to a partnership between the School of Career Education and the Juneau Housing Trust.
A second home next door will be completed by students during the Fall 2016 semester.
“This is increasingly better for the university and the students,” said Career Education Executive Dean Pete Traxler. People are looking at more skills to make their resume stronger and raise their ranking as far as employability. We’re poised in a good way to be able to help them.”