Building the Future Career and Technical Education Facility graphic

Parker Technical Education Center

CTE Artists Rendering

North Idaho College is committed to training highly skilled employees to meet regional workforce demands of current and emerging industries. Manufacturing job growth in North Idaho is projected to rise 15 percent between 2012 and 2022—faster than the average for all industries. However, due to facility constraints in Career and Technical Education (CTE) programs, North Idaho College is significantly restricted in its ability to meet student and industry demand for well-trained and qualified graduates in the Trades and Industry sector.

Book CoverThe Need

Current facilities are:
  • Too Small
  • Out-of-Date
  • Not Meeting Demand
  • Limited
  • Not Permanent

The Solution

Construction of a new Career and Technical Education Center will house the following programs: Advanced Manufacturing/Mechatronics; Automotive Technology; Collision Repair Technology; Computer Aided Design Technology - Architectural; Computer Aided Design Technology - Mechanical; Diesel Technology; Industrial Mechanic/Millwright; Machining and CNC Technology; Welding Technology. This 110,960 square feet building will be centrally in Kootenai County on 40 acres owned by NIC on the Rathdrum Prairie at 7064 W. Lancaster Road, Rathdrum, Idaho. The projected completion date is Summer 2016, in time for the start of Fall Semester 2016.

North Idaho College needs your help to complete and deliver a well-designed, efficient facility with adequate space and equipment to meet student training needs and regional workforce demands of today and tomorrow.

Pie chart showing $5 million and $15 millionTotal Project - $20 million
  • To build and equip the CTE Facility
  • To provide opportunities for students through scholarship support
  • To ensure sustainability of state-of-the-art equipment

$15 million already secured
NIC Board of Trustees allocated college capital funds

$5 million needed to complete the project
All funds raised above and beyond the need will be directed toward scholarship support for students and equipment sustainability for programs.


Rayelle B. Anderson, CFRE, Executive Director
North Idaho College Foundation
Sherman Building, Room 106
1000 West Garden Avenue, Coeur d’Alene, ID 83814
Phone: (208) 769-5978 | Fax: (208) 625-2349 | Email: