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Bright Futures Boot Camp
May 7, 2015 — Students in the Academy of Construction and Design put their academic, technical, career and life skills lessons into action in one-on-one mentoring and networking with hiring managers from Associated Builders and Contractors national headquarters, M.C. Dean, Shapiro & Duncan Mechanical Contractors, Property Group Partners, Sigal Construction and other regional and national employers. The event wraps up the Academy's Bright Futures Boot Camp, a yearlong series of workshops and lunch-and-learn sessions on writing, life skills, effective interviewing, social media etiquette, business networking, and other career development tools. With generous grant support from the Bethesda, MD-based Acacia Foundation, the Bright Futures Boot Camp equips graduating seniors to succeed on the job and at college.



Build a House – Build a Future
The District Department of Housing and Community Development approved and finalized a donation of property to the DC Students Construction Trades Foundation for use in career and technical education programs. The vacant residential lot in Northwest Washington became a dedicated field training site for students enrolled in training programs for carpentry, electrical, HVAC and other trade specialties in the Academy of Construction and Design at Cardozo Education Campus. Read more on our project website.


Harris’ Heroes salutes Academy of Construction and Design instructors and professionals on loan from area contractors, as they teach students skilled construction trades on a neighborhood site in Northwest Washington. ABC 7 News

Students describe impact of CTE courses on their high school experience and plans after graduation. WUSA 9 News.

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