We are proud to partner with the DC Everest Senior High School construction trades program in building of our Habitat homes. Habitat is constructing its 70th home in the Wausau community, and this year marks the 15th build together for Habitat and DCE! The 19 students in the class are learning valuable construction skills and gaining critical hands-on experience as they combine their efforts to build the home. Alex Forer, owner of Larry Meyer Construction is again partnering with Habitat as general contractor to coordinate, collaborate, and oversee all aspects of the build project. Habitat home builds are truly a team effort!
What our partners have to say about the program
Dr. Kristine Gilmore, Superintendent of D.C. Everest Area School District:
“The D.C. Everest District is proud to partner with Habitat for Humanity of Wausau, an organization that provides our students with a unique and valuable hands-on experience in the construction trades. The opportunity to construct a Habitat for Humanity home not only gives our students an opportunity to explore their career interests and build critical skill sets but gives them a profound sense of pride when they realize they can make a positive impact on our community.”
Alex Forer, Owner of Larry Meyer Construction:
“When I hire one of the students, I know their teachers, I know what they’re learning. I know what they’re capable of. There is no other feasible way for these guys to get the kind of experience they do without the Habitat program.”
Aaron Hoffman, D.C. Everest Career and Technical Coordinator and son Drew, Construction Trades student
Aaron: “As the Career and Technical Education Coordinator for D.C. Everest, Aaron Hoffman commented that he’s enjoyed the tremendous partnership with Habitat for Humanity of Wausau for many years. “When my children were young, I would bring them to school on the day we move the home to its permanent location so they could watch the crane in action. This year, I am proud to say that my oldest son is in the class that is building this year’s home! I have no doubt the skills, experience, and industry-standard certifications he is earning in the class will help set him up for success in life! Thank you for your partnership!”
Drew: “This is a great program because it opens up doors to a variety of trades for students; everything from carpentry, electricians, plumbers, and even roofing. Students experience every aspect of building a house, which is useful in deciding on a future career.”
Students in D.C. Everest’s Construction Trades class begin work on home #70 for Habitat for Humanity of Wausau.