A Path to Successful Careers for Students
The Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program provides Ann Arbor's high school students with a unique learning experience. Through the actual construction of a new home, from raw land to finished product, students learn the importance of math skills, architectural dimension, job satisfaction, along with teamwork, responsibility and dependability. Upon completion of the program, students have an awareness of the many opportunities and benefits of the construction industry and related fields.
The Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program began as the dream of representatives of the school system, local businesses, and banking representatives. They believed that high school students could, with proper supervision and assistance, build a quality house.
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In the News!
Home Builder’s Class: Students Quickly Go from
Taking a Class to Taking a Paycheck (Oct. 2020)
Read more on WeloveAnnArbor.com
Home Builder’s Class: Longtime Program Continues
but with New Challenges to Build From (Sept. 2020)
Read more on WeLoveAnnArbor.com
Ann Arbor Student Builders Interviews
Instructors and Students Interviewed on The Lucy Ann Lance Show "Around the Home"
segment is live on 1290am WLBY (Live Streaming at 1290wlby.com)
Afternoon Class Interview
Featuring Students in the 2021-2022 Program
Listen to the Interview from 11/15/2021
Mark Valchine, Lead Instructor | Students: Rachel Gowell, Emma Sutton, Racine Valenti, Kyren White
After a year of remote learning, the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program has students back on the worksite! Hear from 4 seniors in the Ann Arbor High Schools sharing their reasons for joining the program, what their goals are, and what they think the biggest selling point is of the home they are building.
Morning Class Interview from 10/11/2018
Featuring Students in the 2018 AASBIP Morning Class (left to right)
Nick Stearns - Pioneer High School, Jaylin Johnson - Skyline High School, Grant Welch, Assistant Instructor of the AASBIP
Corryna Hampton - Skyline High School, Mara Seeburger - Pioneer High School, Darrel Noblin - Skyline High School
Afternoon Class Interview from 10/18/2018
Featuring Students From the AASBIP 2018 Afternoon Class (left to right)
Maureen Sloan, EO of BRAG Ann Arbor, Hunter Guyer - Community High School, Mark Valchine, Lead Instructor of the AASBIP,
Darron Moore - Huron High School, Stephen Wright - Community High School, Jeff Burris - Community High School
More Interviews (audio player opens in a new window)
11/23/2017 - Listen to The Interview
6/15/2016 - Listen to The Interview
11/27/2015 - Listen to Part I | Part II
|Contributor Spotlight - MASCO Corporation
For the third consecutive year, Masco Corporation partnered with the Ann Arbor Student Building Industry Program as a major corporate
contributor for its 2016-2017 home build. Masco Corporation is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of brand-name products for the home
improvement and new home construction markets. Masco products include faucets, cabinetry, paints and stains, bath and shower units,
spas, showering and plumbing specialties, windows and decorative hardware. Masco Cabinetry - home to KraftMaid, Merillat and QualityCabinets
- relocated its corporate headquarters to Ann Arbor Township in 2010.
Community engagement and corporate citizenship are important aspects of Masco’s corporate creed, and Masco is proud to serve the communities
in which its companies and employees reside.Masco’s gifts-in-kind to AASBIP include Merillat Cabinetry, Behr Paint, and Delta Faucets and accessories. More information about Masco’s brand name products may be obtained by visiting www.masco.com.