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Student-built house impresses in Salt Lake Parade of Homes
Project » Canyons Technical Education Center students worked on the home for nearly a year.

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"The art of homebuilding is becoming a lost art," Smith said. "Even if they’re not going to do it as a profession, they can have their own houses and work on things."

One reason why the course is effective is because it is very hands-on, Smith said. Students not only learn procedures and techniques such as framing or carpentry, but they also get to actually do it.

At a glance

The house that students built

569 E. Rose Bowl Court, Sandy

3,520 square feet total

5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms

Completed by students from Canyons Technical Education Center

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"This is a great learning experience for them for years to come," he said.

Like Spurlock, Smith said he is also eager for people to see that a quality house can be built by students.

"It’s an awesome program that people do not know about," Smith said. "I think as an instructor, I’m looking to build my program and have more students."

As for the house itself, Smith said he is satisfied with the feedback.

"We’ve received tons of positive comments about the quality of the house," Smith said. "A lot of people said this is their favorite house."


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