2007 Student Structures project.

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2007 Student Structures Project

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The Quinte Home Builders' Association was once again proud to be part of the Quinte Students Structures program in 2007. Quinte Secondary School students worked with the skilled trades people and sub contractors of Stinson Builders to build a 1,320 square foot home located in Belleville.


September 17, 2007

Ground Breaking, September 17, 2007

The program provides school-to-work opportunities for senior technology students who enter the new four-credit Student Home Building Program. While in the program, students will build a house from the concrete footings through to completion. They will have opportunities to learn aspects of a wide variety of skilled trades such as carpentry, electrical wiring, plumbing, bricklaying, insulating, drywall, heating and air conditioning, finish carpentry, hardwood flooring, landscaping and roofing. Students involved in the program will work Mondays to Thursdays from 8:00 am to 2 pm and attend classes on Fridays for in-school assignments related to the project.

Local retailers, businesses, suppliers and contractors have generously donated personal tools for the students, equipment, water, water coolers and power tools for the program. In 2006, the QHBA purchased a 6-foot by 12-foot cargo trailer which is once again on loan to the school for the project.

Involved in 2007 program were:
  • Quinte Home Builders' Association
  • Stinson Builders
  • Hastings and Prince Edward District School Board
  • The Hastings and Prince Edward Learning Foundation
  • Quinte Secondary School


Floor Plan

Open House - May 16, 2008

An Open House was held on May 16th, 2008 at the Student Structures home located on Palmer Road. In attendance were representatives from Quinte Home Builders' Association, Quinte Secondary School, Hastings Prince Edward School Board, and the Hastings Prince Edward Learning Foundation, and of course the teachers and students involved in this year's project. The house sold easily, and the new owner was also present, expressing her excitement at the prospect of residing in such a quality built home.

Open House and Donations
Donations totalling $10,000 were presented to the
Learning Foundation from both Stinson Builders
and the Quinte Home Builders' Association.