Technical education and housing for Belle Fourche
Economic development for a community is driven by several factors. The top 2, in many cases across the state, are workforce/workforce development and housing. Belle Fourche has been able to develop a system that allows students to learn in the high-demand construction trade field while helping the need for housing in our community. Each year, one home is constructed by the students of Belle Fourche High School’s CTE program. This past year, the students from Western Dakota Tech added to the project with their plumbing and electrical classes supervised and assisted by licensed contractors. Partners in the project include West River Foundation and Belle Fourche Economic Development in conjunction with the Belle Fourche High School Career & Technical Education program and Western Dakota Tech students. Congratulations to the students for a job well done and to the new Belle Fourche homeowner!