Students from Bishop Reding Catholic Secondary School's Dual Credit Electrical OYAP Program took on their biggest and most rewarding challenge this past year; a 13 unit townhome building in Burlington for Habitat for Humanity.
Through the hard work and dedication of students and Habitat for Humanity in Halton, a total of 13 families have benefited from this project. The townhome complex had its opening ceremony in December, 2016, just in time for the families to move in for the Christmas Holidays.
The students from semester 1 (2015/16) began the project at the planning stage, designed the circuits, and put together the materials list. The semester 2 (2015/16) class installed the wiring and device boxes for the rough in. And finally, the semester 1 (2016/17) class stepped in and installed the switch light and outlets for the homes.
Mr. Ferko, Secondary Teacher in the Concentrated Dual Credit Electrical OYAP Program is extremely proud of all classes involved in this project. The work has been completed and has passed electrical and building department inspections.
Additionally, the Electrical OYAP students would like to thank Habitat for Humanity for this amazing hands-on learning experience, and to Arthur Electric and Cahill Electric for their sound mentorship throughout this process.
When asked about upcoming projects for the Bishop Reding Electrical OYAP team and Habitat for Humanity, Mr. Ferko replied, “there are several projects in the works; a single unit in Mississauga, a semi-detached home in Acton and another multi-unit townhome complex in Burlington”.
Mr. Ferko is hoping to have his next class involved in Mississauga home projects before the end of semester 2 of 2017.
Thank you to Mr. Ferko and to all OYAP students for sharing their talents and for using their God-given potential to help others!
Please see the list below of Electrical OYAP students involved in this project: