Habitat for Humanity: TSTC building construction crew hard at work on new home

Harlingen — State Rep. Eddie Lucio III was ready to help work on the new Habitat for Humanity home yesterday.

But the crew of Texas State Technical College students from the building construction department had it all under control.

“This is how it gets done. It takes a community effort,” Lucio said. “There are multiple benefits of what’s happening here.”

Lucio said the project is helping tremendously as students are learning, there’s corporate engagement with the community and a family is going to get a home.

College students in hard hats and protective goggles were hard at work yesterday nailing together the frame of a new home for experience and for the Habitat for Humanity family.

The building construction technology students have been gaining industry experience by helping Habitat for Humanity all semester long. They have been building the home located in Harlingen on Bowie Street from the ground up.

“It’s beneficial for us as students that we make the connection between our lectures and hands-on experience,” said Jorge Plata, a TSTC student. “It gives us practice with the tools and what we need to do to make it in our field.”

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