Fundraising For FDL HS Career Construction Academy Gaining Momentum
Fundraising for the Career Construction Academy (CCA) project continues to gain momentum as the Fond du Lac School District learned of a $75,000 donation from C.D. Smith and a $75,000 donation from Associated General Contractors. The total amount raised thus far for this building is $685,318, approximately 62 percent of the entire cost of $1,104,039.
The rationale for constructing the 5,750 square foot building is to take a proactive approach to address the trade shortage that is affecting the construction industry. The CCA structure will enable educators and technical speakers to teach students the fundamentals of several construction trades, from architecture and engineering to carpentry, plumbing, and electrical. “It is awesome to have such a supportive network of construction firms and businesses that endorse this project. It is indicative of how widespread the need is for a facility specializing in educating future trades workers,” shared John Williams, Facility Services Coordinator for the Fond du Lac School District.
The proposed groundbreaking for the CCA would be in Spring 2017, however, that is dependent upon the remaining balance of the project cost being raised. Committee members are hoping to gain the additional funding by visiting other contractors and laborer organizations to present the ideas of the plan in greater detail. If your company is interested in a presentation about the CCA, please contact Bob Roehrig, County Materials Corporation, [email protected] or 877-398-4351 or John Williams, Fond du Lac School District Facility Services, [email protected] or 920-929-2887.