Thursday morning, Jul 16th, eleven students from the MWV School To Career Construction Camp visited the Habitat for Humanity house construction site on Grison Road, Madison. The students participate in a week-long summer program designed to introduce local youth to the wide variety of career opportunities available to them as they get older. Run on a day-camp model, students participate in hands-on activities and projects related to the construction trades.
Under the tutelage of Joe Riddensdale, School to Career Director and Anthony Ruddy, Habitat construction site supervisor, the students went right to work building an interior wall separating the house living room and bedroom. At the noon time break, the students presented John and Kelly Arruda, the home owners to be, with an autographed Adirondack chair they had built at their school shop. In turn, Habitat presented each of the students with Habitat shirts and invited each to autograph interior framing inside the house.