Online author Mary Ann Licktieg published an article in kidsvt.com titled Home Schooled: Teens Build Houses in Essex Tech Program. The article highlights the Residential Building Trades Program at the Center for Technology. Licktieg spends a day in program interviewing students, observing instruction and touring CTE's nearly finished home on 19 Taft Street. She also highlights the career options available for students who participate in technical high school programs. Read the article.
The Residential Building Program at CTE teaches and mentors young men and woman to build homes using the latest technologies and best building practices in home construction. Students are exposed to all phases of building from site planning / foundation to finish carpentry / painting. The completed homes are state-of-the-art and are highly energy efficient. They utilize green building and aging-in-place features.
The program also prepares students for a smooth transition into the work force of construction trades. After completion of the RBP, most graduating seniors have job offers from some of the top construction companies in the area.