ST. CLOUD - Tech High School students are working with Habitat for Humanity to build a home that will be used by an area family in need.

Tech High juniors and seniors from the career and technical education programs will be building a six-bedroom home in the parking lot on the corner of Division and 14th Avenue. Bruce Johnson, the executive director of Central Minnesota Habitat for Humanity, says the home will be worked on for the next few months.

"They're going to be working on it through the winter into next spring. Sometime around May as school starts to wind down, it will be done, then we'll move it off the site and put it in a lot to be sold to a nearby family."

A kick-off for the build was held Thursday afternoon, where the Tech Habitat for Humanity logo was unveiled. Brandon John, who designed the logo for a seperate class, says it was exciting to see it revealed over Division Street.

"It's exhilarating, I just kind of thought about what looked best, then we looked in google images for free images to use and picked the best ones out of that."

The goal is to make this an annual project with students gaining skills they can use in careers like construction, management and graphic design.

"So happy for the kids to have that opportunity to see a big build project like this from beginning to end and to know that it's going to contribute to this local community," Charlie Eisenreich, principal at Tech High School, says.

Habitat for Humanity is providing the home design and permits as well as money for building materials. Signage at the construction site is available for businesses that chose to sponsor the Tiger Build. Those interested can reach out to Habitat for Humanity.


The Tech Build is unveiled Thursday afternoon. (Dan DeBaun, WJON)