ST. CLOUD -- A partnership between St. Cloud Technical High School and Habitat for Humanity is back for another year.

19 Tech High School juniors and seniors from the career and technical education programs will be building a six-bedroom home in the parking lot on the corner of Division Street and 14th Avenue.

Bruce Johnson is the executive director of Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity. He says it's wonderful to see how excited the students get for the project.

"Watching them have fun, learn and build and see something done at the end of the day and they get excited for the skills they have, that's enough to do it," says Johnson.

The goal for the project is to help students gain skills they can use in careers like construction, management and graphic design.

Ken Huling is with the Regional Council of Carpenters who is one of the sponsors on the project. He says this is a great opportunity for students to learn the trade and possibly start their career.

"The workforce is aging and you need someone to learn the skill and have this ability and make a career out of this, not just a job," says Huling.

Habitat for Humanity is providing the home design, permits and money for building materials.

The project is expected to be finished by the Spring.

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