HBAUC supports high school construction education programs

by | May 14, 2018 7:33 am

L-R: Danny Lee – HBAUC Board Member and owner of Cookeville Kitchen Sales; Cookeville High School – Instructor Randy Mansell, student Christian Padgett; White County High School – Instructor Brandon Sims, student Jordan Kerr; Tri-County Extension Campus – Instructor Kelvin Davis, student Skyler Miller; Monterey High School – Instructor Mark Sims, student Alex Pierce; Upperman High School – Instructor Jason Holcomb, student Dylan Payant

The Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland presented awards to high school students that were chosen as “Carpenter of the Year” at Cookeville, Monterey, Upperman, and White County High Schools, and the Tri-County Extension Campus.

2018 “Carpenter of the Year” Award winners were:

  • Cookeville High School – Christian Padgett
  • Monterey High School – Alex Pierce
  • White County High School – Jordan Kerr
  • Upperman High School – Dylan Payant
  • Tri-County Extension Campus – Skyler Miller

The Home Builders Association is proud to support the “Future of the Construction Industry.” Each year, HBAUC provides funds to the school carpentry programs for educational materials that prepare students for careers in residential construction.

The Awards Dinner was sponsored by Cookeville Kitchen Sales and TCAT Livingston. Students were informed about the many careers available in the Construction industry. There is currently a shortage of skilled workers, and there are now many well-paying jobs in construction trades.

The Home Builders Association is a nonprofit organization that includes builders and others involved in the construction industry. The association serves 11 counties: Clay, Dekalb, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, & White. More information about Home Builders is available at www.uchba.com. Homeownership builds stronger communities, provides a solid foundation for family and personal achievement and improves the quality of life for millions of people. It is truly the cornerstone of the American way of life.

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