During its third annual Build Your Future Scholarship program, NCCER awarded scholarships of $2,000 each to 10 students who are pursuing craft professional education in the construction industry. NCCER and ABC’s Trimmer Construction Education Fund partner annually to present the scholarships to the top students attending an NCCER-accredited program or a state or federally-approved apprenticeship program in a merit shop training facility. 

“The entire group of up-and-coming craft professionals who applied for BYF scholarships this year was impressive,” said TCEF Co-chair Tony Stagliano. 

“They already show dedication to the construction industry and excitement about learning their craft, which is exactly what our industry needs at this time,” echoed Mike Holland, co-chair of TCEF. 

ABC congratulates the following scholarship recipients:

• Jason Atkison, ABC Northern California Chapter
• Fernando Barragan, ABC San Diego Chapter
• Jeffrey Bowering, Southeast Michigan Construction Academy
• Destiny Camp, ABC Northern Ohio Chapter
• Eric Celaya, ABC Northern California Chapter
• Nicholas Gall, ABC Northern Ohio Chapter
• Jared Heitkamp, ABC Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation 
• Cody Johnson, Northwest Louisiana Technical College
• Avi Richelson, ABC Southeastern Michigan Chapter
• Antonio Saenz, ABC Southeastern Michigan Chapter