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Construction Combine gives students hands-on experience while helping local veterans

POCATELLO, Idaho (KIFI) - For the next two days, local students in our community will be learning valuable skills for the future.

The City of pocatello, Idaho State University and Home Depot are partnering to host this year's Construction Combine.

The event will be held in the Home Depot parking lot in Chubbuck Wednesday and Thursday.

Participants receive hands-on exposure to more than a dozen trades,and in the process, build sheds that will be delivered to local veterans.

"It's a great opportunity for the students," Christine Howe said. "A lot of them are juniors or seniors in high school, so they get to come out, learn the trades, and then also give back to the community by building these sheds for our local veterans. And they also engage with our local contractors. And so they get to learn some of the skills and then potentially get a job at the end of the two days. That's where the program gets its name. It's after the NFL combine. So if the students show up and demonstrate that they're going to be good workers and employees, they can enter the workforce right out of high school and be offered a job from some of the contractors that participate."

The finished sheds will be presented to the veterans Thursday at 2:30 p.m.

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