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Penta students spend school year building 2,200 sq. ft. home

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PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, OH (Toledo News Now) -

This past school year, about 90 students at Penta Career Center have been building a 2,200 square foot home for a local family.

On Sunday afternoon the proud students showed off their hard work, a job made even more difficult by harsh weather conditions.

"We had a rough winter, the weather and everything. We learned how to do basically from the ground up to what we have now," said student John Weber.

The house is a ranch style home with 2 bedrooms, 2 ½ baths and a ½ basement. Other special features include a vaulted ceiling, French doors to the covered back porch and a fireplace in the great room.

The house is located at 10700 Roachton Road in Perrysburg Township.

Students of construction carpentry, masonry, electricity, construction trades and HVACR/piping systems technology took part in the project.

As the construction industry rebounds, many of the students already have jobs lined up in the construction trades after graduation.

"Right now, there are more jobs on my desk than there are kids to fill them," said carpentry instructor Rob Weaver.

For more information about applying for a Penta-built home, contact Kevin McCann at 419-666-1120 Ext. 6358. Home building projects must be located within a 15 minute drive of the Penta campus.

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