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Project with Purpose

Students Build Cabins for the Homeless Community

Exciting Student-Led Construction Project at Willamette Career Academy

In a collaborative effort combining education, practical skills, and community service, students from Willamette Career Academy's (WCA) construction program are building cabins for the homeless in our community. Sponsored by organizations such as Team Oregon Build, Lane Workforce Partnership, MWEC Chemeketa High School Partnerships, the Oregon Department of Education, and Long Bros. Building Supply, Inc., this project exemplifies the positive impact of work-based learning.


WCA’s construction program built two cabins this past school year, with plans to expand. This initiative provided students with hands-on experience in residential construction while fostering social responsibility. In addition to construction, WCA offers programs in cosmetology, health services, information technology, manufacturing, dental assisting and diesel technology. These programs prepare students for high-demand careers in Oregon.


High school students in the region are invited to join WCA programs to receive quality

education, hands-on experience, and the opportunity to make a real difference in their

communities. Interested students should visit the WCA website and fill out the WCA interest form, opened all year. For more information visit the projects, at


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