Taking the classroom outside, students learn to build homes

The classroom is heading outside, as some students in Lake County are at a construction site physically building homes for their class. This allows them to learn real world skills to get jobs after they graduate.

According to the U.S. Census, fewer people under 24 are going into labor jobs like construction. In fact, the number has dropped 30% between 2005 and 2016. But, there are a lot of opportunities still out there. 

Students at the construction site traded in their pencils for hammers on Thursday, as they got to work on a three bed-two bathroom home. The students are set to work on everything that is not mechanical, plumbing, or electric. They will still assist in those areas though.  The students visit the construction site four days a week for an hour and a half each day. 

The project is set to wrap up in May at the end of the school year.