House Auctions
In 2017, Erie 1 BOCES is pleased to auction two very different homes.

  • Can you live large in a tiny house? If so, check out the tiny house that was built by high school seniors at the Kenton Career & Technical Center. The tiny house will be auctioned on June 2nd at 9 a.m. in the school's back parking lot.

  • Maybe a traditional ranch is more your speed? If so, you'll be interested in the 3-bedroom home built by high school seniors at the Harkness Career & Technical Center. The modular house will be auctioned on June 9th at 9 a.m. in the school's back parking lot.

View the property specifications and auction details at this link
or see an overview within this post card:
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About Student-Built Homes
The homes were built by high school seniors enrolled in Erie 1 BOCES building trades program. As part of public education***, Erie 1 BOCES offers more than 30 Career and Technical Education programs (CTE) during the normal school day to high school students across Erie County.

All auction proceeds will allow Erie 1 BOCES to purchase building materials used in future class projects. For more than 15 years, Erie 1 BOCES building trades students have built a house for public auction. A third student-built house, located at the Potter Career & Technical Center, is being built in conjunction with Habitat for Humanity.

Kenton Career & Technical Center has always been limited on space. Thanks to the popularity of tiny homes, 2017 provided a perfect opportunity to build a compact house. Their tiny house will be on display at the Buffalo Home Show in March. 

Most of Erie 1 BOCES CTE programs are two-year programs for juniors and seniors in high school. However there are a few one-year programs available. Also, 10th grade students may participate in a career exploration program where teens may test drive four-to-eight different programs. Parents and students interested in enrolling or for more information should speak with their high school guidance counselor.

*** See a listing of our 19 cooperative public school districts.

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