"By being exposed into the trade of building and creating things with my hands, I have learned so much about myself. My dream is to one day own my own business developing houses. I competed in the Skills USA competition this spring and it was a great way for me to prove to, not only myself, but the people at the competition, such as industry professionals, my abilities. By having the good fortune to be able to explore my interest at such a young age, I was able to have a career figured out early.
- Tanner from Belmont High School
"The Building Construction 1 & 2 at the Huot Tech Center truly captures a working environment in the trades, and gives us knowledge that is applicable in any field. We had many visits from Lakes Region Builder members who stop in and talk with us. I have been introduced to many local tradesman from many fields, from builders, window experts, flooring, home audio and more!
- Brad from Laconia High School
"After a friend shared with me "life as an Electrician" and what they do, I was hooked. I already have a job with a company and it is very exciting and extremely fast paced work. I am happy to be a part of construction because it gives me a sense of accomplishment seeing what I have created afterwards. It is hard work but I know in the end it will make me a better man. The Golden Hammer Award is helpful for young people just getting into the trades to acquire quality tools.
- Austin from Belmont High School