Our House #5, One Unanswered Question!! July 10, 2016

We had a carpentry-wide meeting last week and presented the Q’s+A’s seen in the last blog post.

We had a great discussion together and you had a lot of clarification questions, mostly about the role of Habitat for Humanity and how the ownership of the house would be transferred, the way LEED works and how you can learn about it, and how to sign up.

To date more than 80% of you have expressed interest. Please remember working on the project will be an earned privilege and not a right, so do your part to be eligible to participate.

The only question not explicitly dealt with in the Q + A document is:

Can graduates participate in the build?

There are two parts to the answer.

-anyone can participate as a volunteer in the on-site construction of the houses. In other words, once the modules are delivered and installed at the building site, there will be work teams of volunteers who will be able to work on the final details to prepare the homes for delivery. You will not be able to be paid while doing this work, so you cannot work on site during school hours as your DEP is considered “payment”.

-for those of you who have graduated and are not gainfully employed and would like to work on the modules while they are still in the Centre, you will have to sign a “judicial declaration” and be vetted by the School Board. We will provide this document so you can participate. This is strictly a legal step to allow you to be covered by the Board’s insurance.

More on this at the Centre! I’m looking forward to this project getting underway!!

Thanks to everyone for their interest and enthusiasm,



About jhcarpentry

I am a teacher in the Construction Carpentry Program at the Chateauguay Valley Career Education Centre (CVCEC) for the New Frontiers School board. This blog is a way for me to connect with my students.
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