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Parker donates $1M to NIC fund

Sniffing out each nook and corner during a recent tour of the new North Idaho College Career and Technical Education Facility, Sunny seemed at home. The same pup from Parker commercial fame, Sunny and her owners — Parker family members Doug, Jim and Diane — are thrilled to see the project almost complete.

As the family walked through the building, construction workers were still putting on the final touches, but trades and industry equipment was already moved in, classrooms wired, and phones set up for the ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 28.

The Parkers have made a $1 million donation to the Building the Future Campaign, which will help to ensure the Career and Technical Education Facility has the necessary equipment and scholarship support for students who enroll in one of nine career and technical programs offered at the facility. Programs at this time include 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, and Welding Technology.

The NIC facility will be named the Parker Career and Technical Education Facility in honor of their vision and generous investment that benefits the entire regionTom Green, North Idaho College Press Room via Coeur d'Alene Press. More here.

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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