Area high schoolers interested in the building trades put their skills to the test in the 3rd annual U.P. Construction Skills Challenge.
The students aren’t in the job force full-time yet, but they’re getting some hands-on experience in the competition.
Students from all over the U.P. make up 8 teams competing to build the best wooden shed-like structure.
Just like the pros, they face challenges and have to fix any mistakes.
Lots of the students we spoke with say they’ll take away skills to last a lifetime.
NMU’s construction club and area building professionals judged the competition.
The teams get to keep the sheds and can auction them off as a fundraiser if they like.