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Building Their Skills

Spokane Vocational Skills Center school student Brian Hartmeier, left, adds water while instructor Chuck Sauer, second from left,  demonstrates how to mix cement for footings for the new deck for the house being refurbished by student labor on the 2000 block of East Decatur Street in northeast Spokane. The house is owned by the city of Spokane, and a group of high school students will spend one to two years rebuilding the run-down structure, learning construction skills. (Jesse Tinsley)
Spokane Vocational Skills Center school student Brian Hartmeier, left, adds water while instructor Chuck Sauer, second from left, demonstrates how to mix cement for footings for the new deck for the house being refurbished by student labor on the 2000 block of East Decatur Street in northeast Spokane. The house is owned by the city of Spokane, and a group of high school students will spend one to two years rebuilding the run-down structure, learning construction skills. (Jesse Tinsley)

Spokane Vocational Skills Center school student Brian Hartmeier, left, adds water while instructor Chuck Sauer, second from left,  demonstrates how to mix cement for footings for the new deck for the house being refurbished by student labor on the 2000 block of East Decatur Street in northeast Spokane. The house is owned by the city of Spokane, and a group of high school students will spend one to two years rebuilding the run-down structure, learning construction skills.

In a small corner of northeast Spokane, a dilapidated house is slowly becoming a home. The house isn’t the product of an “Extreme Makeover” television program; it’s collaboration between the city of Spokane and the Spokane Vocational Skills Center construction class. More here.

How would you feel if your kid/s chose to go to trade school instead of college?




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Cindy Hval
Cindy Hval is a freelance columnist for the Voices neighborhood sections. Her Front Porch column appears twice a month in the Thursday Voice.








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