Building from the ground up
Because of the support and help from the community, students in
the Building Trades class at Lebanon Technology and Career Center
will soon get to build their own classroom.
The Lebanon R-3 School Board approved getting the ball rolling
on the project, which will allow the students who traditionally
build houses to build their own classroom. Currently, the class is
held in a mobile home that does not give instructor Lee Sing enough
room to give students demonstrations or training, all of which must
be done on site. In the case of inclement weather, the students are
stuck in the classroom with room for very few possibilities.
The project will be funded by funds in an LTCC surplus account
coupled with donations of money, time and materials from the
community. Members of the community have pledged $17,000 and
“countless donations” in discounts on materials, labor and services
towards the project.
“I just want to make sure the board knows that the community is
backing this project as well,” Sing said.
Those who donated did not want their names mentioned until the
project is completed, he added.
Sing has proposed that his students construct their own
classroom/shop, which will be a 40-by-80 foot metal building. The
building will contain a 20-by-40 foot classroom and space for
storage, demonstrations and smaller indoor projects.
“It’s a great project for our students,” said LTCC Director
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