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Immokalee building homes, students’ foundational skills

Posted on February 8, 2021

Organization: $7M project underway after planning

Rachel Fradette


Lamp posts are being placed, a paved road cuts through the planned subdivision, and the walls are up at a home on Foundation Way in Immokalee.

The 1,600-square-foot home is one of 18 that will be built by the Immokalee Foundation through its partnerships with Immokalee Technical College, BCB Homes and Collier Enterprises.

The goal of the project is to expand the hands-on experience for students like Daniel Trejo-Garcia who want a future in construction management.

“I’m already a senior so my resume is done and the best thing I can do right now is add more to it,” Trejo-Garcia said.

The 17-year-old Immokalee Foundation student is taking classes at Florida SouthWestern State College through early admission. He hopes to

study construction management at Florida Gulf Coast University.

“Construction management is everything on the site, walking around seeing how things are being done, and I really enjoy that,” Trejo-Garcia said.

“It’s a perfect mix.” To read more clink on the PDFArticle

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