Investing in Dreams

Parker Technical Ed Center exterior

Thanks to the generous support of donors and the community, the Parker Technical Education Center is complete, filled with career and technical education students and Building the Future of tomorrow’s workforce. Fund raising efforts are still underway to bridge the gap for students. Help invest in dreams for future generations of students by contributing to the Building the Future campaign for student scholarships. Your donations will help students like Bryce, Sam, Josiah, Sarah, and Ryan:

Sarah Reeser“My academic goal is to successfully complete the Collision Repair program. I was going to have to pay out of pocket for the tools and was definitely concerned that I wasn’t going to be able to afford the tools. This scholarship helps me reach my goal. Words cannot express my gratitude for this support in helping me get through college.”

Sarah Reeser
Collision Repair Technology

Josiah Widmayer“My goal in college is to obtain an associate’s degree in Machining and CNC Technology as well as possibly a degree in business. My future goal is to create my own CNC technology business. I am convinced that small business is the backbone of the local economy. Working as many hours as my schedule will allow, I still fall very short of my college financial needs. I am very grateful for this scholarship opportunity.”


Josiah Widmayer
Machining and CNC Technology

Bryce Stepro“I have worked hard to save up money so I can finish school with the least amount of debt as possible. Working to save up for school has taught me a lot about being responsible with my time and money. Receiving this scholarship helps me gain confidence in my ability to be successful in college. Thank you.”


Bryce Stepro
Diesel Technology

welder“I was in the welding program in high school for two years and moved to an advanced metals class my senior year. I also work for a logging company and have been doing welding and maintenance on their trucks. I really enjoy welding and working with metal. My academic goal at NIC is to earn my welding certification. I appreciate this scholarship and will do my best.”


Ryan Moseley
Welding Technology

Samuel Moors“I attended Post Falls High School and continued my education to KTEC in the automotive program. I am very passionate about the automotive industry. You never stop learning in this field. I have been struggling quite a bit financially and this scholarship will help so much with the costs of attending school. I feel so much less stressed already. I never thought I was going to accomplish this much in my life and I am very thankful for your assistance in helping me achieve my goals.”


Samuel Moors
Automotive Technology

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: