New Craft Training Scholarship Announced
For Immediate Release
ALACHUA, Fla. — NCCER and its Build Your Future (BYF) initiative have recently partnered with the Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC) to create a national BYF scholarship program for deserving individuals pursuing a career in construction through craft and technical programs.
Scholarships are available to high school seniors, military service members, postsecondary students or anyone planning to attend a technical school or approved craft training program in any discipline of construction. Award recipients will receive $500 a year and can renew the scholarship for up to two years. Applications are due July 30 for the 2015-2016 academic year. To apply online, visit BYF.org/hrcc-scholarship and click on the scholarship application button. Winners will be notified by Aug. 3, and checks will be dispersed in late summer before the start of the school year.
“One of the best ways for a company to address the construction workforce shortage is to train and develop craft professionals,” said Dana Hohn, chair of HRCC and human resources manager for LPR Construction of Loveland, CO. “HRCC is excited to partner with NCCER on this scholarship to show how vital quality training is to the industry.”
For nearly 20 years, NCCER has been a proud supporter of HRCC. The HRCC Build Your Future Scholarship can help bridge the skills gap in the construction industry by providing financial help to those seeking craft training. For more information, please visit byf.org/scholarships.
About NCCER — NCCER is a not-for-profit 501(c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum with portable credentials and to help address the skilled construction workforce shortage. NCCER is recognized by the industry as the training, assessment, certification and career development standard for the construction and maintenance craft professional. For more information, visit www.nccer.org or contact NCCER customer service at 888.622.3720.
About Build Your Future – Build Your Future (BYF) is NCCER’s national image enhancement and recruitment initiative for the construction industry. Its mission is to recruit the next generation of craft professionals by making career and technical education a priority in secondary schools, shifting negative public perception about careers in the construction industry and providing a path from ambition, to training, to job placement as a craft professional. BYF provides a number of resources to assist industry, education and military organizations in achieving these goals. For more information, visit www.byf.org.
About Human Resources Construction Council – The Human Resources Construction Council (HRCC) is a select group of HR professionals, employed by U.S.-based merit shop contractors who support the domestic construction industry. Current membership represents over 38 companies. HRCC meets annually to share industry experiences and expertise. The primary focus is to enhance the quality of HR services and workforce efficiency in the industry. The annual meetings receive support from various vendors, agencies and law firms. Sponsors contribute financial assistance, which is critical to maximize participation, content and networking. For more information, visit www.hrccouncil.org.
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