Idaho State University designed the Construction Combine event and had similar events throughout Idaho in 2019. The event was held at the KTEC facility April 11th and 12th 2019.
Students from Coeur d’ Alene, Post Falls and Lakeland school districts had the opportunity to learn from local professionals about plumbing, electrical, framing, roofing, concrete, drywall, siding, and masonry trades. The event started with safety training and then continued with the students spending one-hour learning from each of the professionals about their trade.
The second-day students used what they learned the first day to construct 8’ x 10 ‘ sheds. The sheds were donated to area veterans.
The demand for homes in our area continues to grow. The NIBCA and Home Depot recognize the need for a strong workforce in our area to keep up with the housing demands.
The 2020 event was cancelled due to Covid – We are already making plans to host a 2021 Construction Combine on May 4th and 5th at the Kootenai County Fairgrounds.
For more information about the Construction Combine or to help with the event, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.