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DC Apprenticeship Academy Celebrates 2016 Graduates

DC Apprenticeship Academy graduates complete up to 4 years of accredited evening classes to earn journey status in their careers as skilled trade professionals. Congratulations to roofer Daryl Buckner of Gordon Contractors, carpenters James Jones and Clinton Lewis of GCS, Inc., and M.C. Dean, Inc. electricians Jose Castellanos, Reyben Escalante, Josue Funes, Daniel Wayne Hudson, Willie Jones, Andre Licorish, Jacqua Pinkard, Jose Recinos-Nolasco, and Jose Vasquez who earned credentials at our 7th annual graduation ceremony!

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In the News: Academy of Construction and Design featured in education blog


Thanks to students, teachers, parents, sponsors and program partners who made our 10th Annual Meet the Future scholarship and awards luncheon a tremendous success.

Your generous support helps career tech students build bright futures!

Carol Randolph, Foundation Chief Operating Officer
Will Thompson, 2016 Meet the Future Luncheon Chair,
Vice President, Mid Atlantic District Manager
Hensel Phelps Construction


DC Apprenticeship Academy and Academy of Construction & Design Open at IDEA Public Charter School


THANK YOU to everyone who took part in the grand opening of our new skilled trades training facility at IDEA Public Charter School in Northeast Washington, DC, on November 4, 2015. The 10,000 sq. ft. facility includes Construction Technology and Renewable Energy classrooms and training labs for IDEA students enrolled in the Academy of Construction and Design. Our partnership makes it possible for IDEA students to combine rigorous academic studies and accredited technical classes for career and college success. On weekday evenings, the facility is a resource for adult job training and all levels of apprenticeship related instruction classes in the DC Apprenticeship Academy. Read more>>>



Foundation’s Innovative High School CTE Academy Profiled in The Cornerstone
During Careers in Construction Month, NCCER’s national magazine takes a look at the Foundation’s innovative skilled trades curriculum and projects, including the 160 sq. ft. micro house built by high school CTE students in the Academy of Construction and Design. Read more>>>







Construction Trades Foundation Named One of the National Capital Region’s Best Nonprofits
DC Students Construction Trades Foundation has been selected, from a competitive field of more than 200 local organizations, to be featured in the 2015/16 Catalogue for Philanthropy:Greater Washington as one of the region's best community-based nonprofits.

“It is an honor to be included in the Catalogue’s publications for prospective donors,” says Foundation Program Director Beth Moore. “Being selected for the second time reflects our growth as a highly effective provider of skilled trades career and technical education for youth and adults in the District of Columbia.”



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.


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