As we celebrate the annual “Careers in Construction Month” this October, we reflect back to October 2021 when Lantz and many other educators and industry members across the nation pledged to promote careers in construction, an initiative of the National Center for Construction Education & Research (NCCER). As part of that initiative, Lantz won a $5,000 scholarship from NCCER and selected local trade school Massanutten Technical Center as the worthy recipient.
When notified of the $5,000 scholarship last November, MTC Director Kevin Hutton was extremely grateful and stated that the funds would be used to promote CTE (career and technical education) and to help fund MTC’s student programs and co-curricular activities.
When we followed up recently, Hutton specified that the funds “paid for all expenses for our Carpentry student qualifying for 2022 State and National SkillsUSA Competitions” and provided “new and improved equipment in our HVAC program with the acquisition of a new instructor.”
Photo caption: Lantz team members and MTC graduates Pete Harman (left) and Wyatt Emswiler (right) flank three MTC students at the Rockingham County Fair’s Carpentry Skills Competition in August 2022.