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Saskatchewan Polytechnic students to build homes

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Compiled by Shari Narine







Saskatchewan Polytechnic students will soon help build affordable housing in Prince Albert through a partnership with Habitat for Humanity. The two organizations signed a memorandum of agreement in February that will see carpentry students work on one house a year for Habitat for Humanity. Under the five-year plan, the students will frame houses and install windows, exterior doors, siding, soffits and shingles. “Sask Polytech’s partnership with Habitat for Humanity will provide students an opportunity to hone newly acquired skills, while at the same time contributing to the Prince Albert community in a meaningful way,” said Dr. Larry Rosia, Saskatchewan Polytechnic president and CEO. Habitat for Humanity will fund materials for the homes and will be responsible for finishing work, aided by the families that will live in the homes. The partnership is expected to involve up to 60 students annually. Each year, Sask Polytech has about 900 carpentry and electrician students in Prince Albert and 2,500 across the province. Saskatchewan Polytechnic serves 26,000 distinct students through applied learning opportunities at campuses in Moose Jaw, Prince Albert, Regina and Saskatoon, and through extensive distance education opportunities.