Walsenburg students begin construction for veteran housing

April 27, 2015

An alternative trade school from Walsenburg is taking the lead in the construction of a new nursing home for veterans, reports the Gazette. Students and recent graduates will work on the project, and the students will earn a variety of certifications in the process. 

In construction, they become OSHA certified and learn about concrete, framing, plumbing, insulation, drywall, bidding, finishing, HVAC, bookkeeping and contract writing.

Zack Caltrider, a senior, said the school "definitely keeps me out of trouble."

The Colorado State Veterans Nursing Home Of Walsenburg is being funded through a variety of grants from educational and veterans' groups, says the paper. The home is scheduled to be completed on Oct. 3. 

Our lives have changed ...

CPR will not compromise in serving you and our community. Vital news and essential music are made possible by member support.