Ground Broken for Student-Built House

Nampa Mayor Debbie Kling joined Superintendent Gregg Russell and Nampa School District Career and Technical Education (CTE) construction students for a groundbreaking ceremony on Sept. 28 for a student-built home. The lot is behind the Nampa High soccer field near W. Georgia Avenue and Canyon Street.

The construction program is one of 28 different career and technical education pathways offered by the Idaho Center for Advanced Technology (ICAT).

“I’m very excited for this opportunity for our junior- and senior-level construction students to receive hands on, real-world experience in building a house,” said Cindy Arnzen, director of the district’s CTE program. “Students can take what they have learned in the classroom and apply it to a real-world setting. They will get to experience the entire process from pouring the foundation to the final walkthrough.”

Once completed, the three-bedroom, two-bath home will be sold and the funds generated will help students continue to build additional houses each year for the benefit of our community.