Local builders want to help school district in Clark County train the future generations of skills workers through Career Education Training
Building a path for a better future.
Building a plan together.
The Building Futures Foundation, a nonprofit foundation associated with the Building Industry Association of Clark County, is looking to build the workforce by cementing relationships with area school districts.
Thursday night, leaders of the BFF and BIA welcomed superintendents, principals, teachers, students, and former students, along with pillars of the local building industry to discuss what is going on nowadays in our local schools as well as an ambitious plan for the future.
The message was clear: Career Technical Education is a viable pathway for so many young people in Clark County. The skills learned now will pay off for them in the future, and communities will benefit from that workforce as well.
Jon Girod of Quail Homes and the chair of the Building Futures Foundation noted that skilled trade positions are expected to grow up to 17 percent in the region in the coming years. He also noted that many of today’s skilled laborers are closing in on retirement. This is a call to action that there are high-paying, emotionally satisfying jobs out there. Those who work in the industry are proud of the products they build and see every day.
Thursday’s event at the Heathman Lodge also highlighted a student. Celia Langarica is a junior at Evergreen High School and attends Cascadia Tech for its construction education. La