NIC Career and Technical Education Facility campaign to kick off April 11

The community is invited to a facility update, fundraising announcement, and reception for the North Idaho College Career and Technical Education Facility at 1 p.m. Monday, April 11, in the Edminster Student Union Building on NIC’s main campus in Coeur d’Alene.  Parking permits are not required Monday.

 Construction on the 110,960-square-foot CTE facility at 7064 W. Lancaster Road in Rathdrum (next to Kootenai Technical Education Campus) is currently underway and projected to finish in time for the first classes to be held in the fall. The CTE facility is being built with $15 million from college capital funds coupled with donations secured through the “Building the Future” capital campaign. The goal of the campaign is $5 million.

“We are excited to provide the public with a facility update and to announce the significant progress that has already been made through the Building the Future campaign being led by the NIC Foundation,” said NIC President Joe Dunlap. “This facility will enable NIC to better support students and regional workforce needs. The $5 million raised through the Building the Future campaign will ensure the necessary equipment will be available and will also provide scholarship support for students.”

The CTE facility will house several programs: Automotive Technology, Collision Repair Technology, Architectural and Mechanical Computer Aided Design Technology, Diesel Technology, Industrial Mechanical/Millwright Technology, Machining and CNC Technology and Welding Technology. Current facilities for these programs are too small or limited, do not adequately meet student enrollment demand, are outdated, and many are located in offsite facilities that are leased by the college. Consolidation will bring economies of scale and provide a more effective teaching and learning environment for the trades and industry programs.

To learn more about how to support the Building the Future Campaign, contact the North Idaho College Foundation at (208) 769-5978 or

Posted: Wednesday, April 6, 2016

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