New construction project offers students a chance to use their skills

On Tuesday, ground will be broken on a unique construction site in South Austin (photo courtesy: AISD)

AUSTIN (KXAN)- Austin ISD officials are breaking ground Tuesday morning on a unique construction site on the campus of Crockett High School in South Austin.

Students will join workers in finishing up the construction technology building on the Crockett campus.

The district says the exterior of the building will be built by professionals, but Crockett students will be able to work on the interior.

District officials say the $2 million building should be ready by April 2016.

This is part of the Architecture/Construction program offered at Crockett which part of a district-wide program called Career and Technical Education. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Users who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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