Home Builders Association of the U.C. supports area high school construction education programs

Posted By | May 30, 2019 9:53 am

L-R: Danny Lee – HBAUC Board Member and owner of Cookeville Kitchen Sales; Cookeville High School – Instructor Randy Mansell, student Jake Wear; Monterey High School – Instructor Mark Sims, student Spencer Powell; Upperman High School – Instructor Jason Holcomb, student Clay Daniels; White County High School – Instructor Brandon Sims, student Tristen-Blu Myers; Tri-County Extension Campus – Instructor Kelvin Davis, student Samuel Diaz

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. Construction education programs in local high schools are designed to teach valuable skills to the next generation of home builders.

2019 “Carpenter of the Year” Award winners are:

  • Cookeville High School – Jake Wear
  • Monterey High School – Spencer Powell
  • White County High School – Tristen-Blu Myers
  • Upperman High School – Clay Daniels
  • Tri-County Extension Campus – Samuel Diaz

The Home Builders Association is proud to support the “Future of the Construction Industry.” Each year, HBAUC provides funds to the school construction education programs for educational materials that prepare students for careers in residential construction.  Exposing young people to construction trades in a hands-on interactive way allows them test-drive construction careers.

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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