Student Built

Groundbreaking for 10th Student-Built
A Special Partnership
The City of North St. Paul and the Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center have partnered to help build and remodel homes since 2009. This is an opportunity to improve the City's housing while giving high school students the opportunity to explore career paths in the construction and building trades. Students work side-by-side with instructors and contractor preparing them for the working world.

  • The City of North St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) are breaking ground for the tenth single family student-built home
    in North St. Paul.
  • The City of North St. Paul, Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center, and Saint Paul College Cabinetmaking Program have partnered to help build and remodel homes since 2009. 
  • The homes that are constructed are designed to complement existing homes within the neighborhood, and are sold at market value.
  • The partnership allows an opportunity to improve the City's housing stock, add to the tax base, while giving high school students the opportunity to explore career paths in the construction and building trades.
  • Students work side-by-side with instructors and contractor preparing them for the working world, a stepping stone for one of the nation’s largest industries.
  • Students enrolled in the 916 Construction Occupation Careers Program will construct the house at 2046 1st Street from start to finish at the start of the 2018/2019 school year.
  • The program has been well-received in neighborhoods throughout North St. Paul.
For More Information
Metro 916 is 1 of 3 intermediate school districts in the metropolitan area of St. Paul and Minneapolis which includes 11 K-12 member districts. They also provide programs and services to other schools generally in the east metropolitan area.  North St. Paul December 2011 Video Notes.

Students have the opportunity to enroll in the 916 Career and Technical Center programs through their high school counselors. For more information about the Northeast Metro 916 Construction Occupation Careers Program contact Tom Spehr at 651-415-5567 or email.

2335 14th Avenue

2335 14th Avenue

2001 6th Street

2001 6th Street

2505 14th Avenue

2505 14th Avenue

2341 14th Avenue

2341 14th Avenue

2768 Helen Street

2768 Helen Street

2370 15th Avenue

2370 15th Avenue

2297 Holloway Avenue

2297 Holloway Avenue

2536 19th Avenue

2536 19th Avenue

2050 1st Street

2050 1st Street