PCL Construction has provided a generous donation of $10,000 to Emily Griffith Foundation to support 360° student scholarships for individuals participating in the WIN/RTD Building Trades Technology certificate program at Emily Griffith Technical College. Thanks to PCL Construction, Emily Griffith can offer financial assistance that goes beyond tuition, aiding students in the areas of transportation, childcare and other services to eliminate barriers to student success.
“Supporting students is something PCL Construction is very passionate about,” said Frank Terrasi, PCL Denver area district manager. “By providing scholarships that help students with every day stressors, we’re helping them focus better in the classroom and their training. We’re proud to partner with the Emily Griffith Technical College and to be a part of the positive impacts being made on the workforce and in the community.”
The WIN/RTD Building Trades Technology certificate program is designed to provide opportunities for entry-level positions within the construction field. The program provides a broad overview that will focus on 21st century job readiness skills, and skills that are universal to most or all entry-level jobs related to the commercial and residential construction industry. These basic skills will include introductions to blueprint reading, basic applied math skills, basic safety practices that include OSHA guidelines, basic first-aid practices, introduction to codes for cities or states and operation of hand tools and various types of equipment. The Building Trades Technology Program also prepares students to enter an apprenticeship program and serves as a valuable pathway into HVAC, welding or CAD-BIM.
Jeff Barratt, Executive Director of Emily Griffith Technical College, is excited by the contribution and the opportunities it opens up for students, “I would like to thank PCL and their generous donation of $10,000 that will provide support and scholarship […]