HESPERIA – Apple Valley and Sultana High School Career Technical Education (CTE) students recently toured the Silverwood construction site – home to one of the largest communities to develop in Southern California. The site visit allowed the students to see the project up close while learning about the career opportunities the project will bring.
Students who choose to take CTE courses at the school will learn in high demand and with high skills and earn decent wages in industries such as construction, cooking, or aviation. Nine High Desert school districts have formed Mountain Desert Career Pathways to coordinate activities between industry leaders and students as resources included in their CTE training.
One such industry partner is developer Silverwood.
DMB Development, the company behind the Disney Storyliving community in Rancho Mirage, is building a community of 15,000 Home Masters in the Summit Valley of Hesperia. Previously known as Tapestry, the Silverwood development is expected to bring more than $7 billion in capital to the region, including infrastructure investment over the next 25 years.
The community will sit on over 9,000 acres and home prices are expected to start in the 300,000s. The first phase under construction in the community will include over 2,000 single-family homes, with a target opening date of early 2024.
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The development will feature 700,000 square feet of retail and commercial space which includes a library, post office, fire stations, public schools and well-appointed public plazas with shops. 4,900 acres of open space are planned and will include parks, amphitheaters and 167 miles of trails.
Over the next 25 years, more than $1.6 billion will be invested to improve infrastructure and services in the region, including more than $160 million to help improve local roads, including major improvements in Ranchero Road north.
For more information on Mountain Desert Career Pathways CTE, visit https://mdcareerpathways.com/