The City of North St. Paul, Northeast Metro 916 Career and Technical Center along with Saint Paul College Cabinetmaking Program have partnered to help build and remodel homes since 2009.
The constructed homes 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.
The City of North St. Paul Housing and Redevelopment Authority (HRA) are currently working to move the house located near (2546 5th Avenue) the Uptown Commons Apartment Development. The house will be moved to a city-owned lot (corner of 7th Avenue and 2nd Street) for the 2019/2020 Student-Built Program.
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. 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 or 651-415-5567.