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BRCC Foundation receives $50,000 gift from CETF

Funds to support Construction Management Program

The Baton Rouge Community College (BRCC) Foundation is the recipient of a $50,000 gift from the Louisiana Contractors' Educational Trust Fund (CETF). The funds will support BRCC's construction management program, and will be used for student instructional aids, equipment, and faculty training.

"This is a great day for the BRCC construction management program and we thank the CETF for their support," said Timothy Dykes, program manager for BRCC's construction management program. "This gift will have significant impacts on our ability to produce quality graduates for the construction management industry and in supporting Louisiana's growing workforce needs."  

In 2014-15, 28 students graduated from BRCC's construction management program with an average salary of $50,000. They are now employed with residential, commercial, and industrial construction companies; material suppliers; and other construction related businesses.

"Our industry is intricately involved with higher ed. It is a benefit to our organization that colleges turn out good managers in the field. Unfortunately,  the financial needs in higher ed continue to grow. When the BRCC construction management advisory committee made the request to CETF, we were happy to assist," said Victor Weston, vice chairman of CETF.

CETF is a private board whose primary mission is to identify and fund educational programs that support the goals of the Louisiana construction industry. CETF is funded through fines imposed by the Louisiana State Licensing Board of Contractors to contractors' violations inside of Louisiana.
For more information on BRCC's construction management program call (225) 216-8154. For media inquiries call (225) 216-8106.