WE Build Waterloo Program Wins National Center for Construction Education & Research's I BUILT THIS! Video Contest
posted on Monday, January 30, 2023 in
WATERLOO–Hawkeye Community College’s WE Build Waterloo pre-apprenticeship program won $5,000 in tools, gift cards, and apparel in the eighth annual I BUILT THIS! contest, hosted by the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER).
WE Build Waterloo is a community-based program that provides career training, career counseling, resume assistance, interview preparation, and team building and personal skills development for those with employment barriers.
Participants engage in a 12-week residential construction or rehabilitation project through the Introduction to Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship, a recognized pre-apprenticeship program. Individuals learn high-demand construction skills and earn industry-recognized certifications while engaging in a residential construction or rehabilitation project of a home to later be sold to a local, lower-income families.
The I BUILT THIS! contest invited participants to showcase build projects on Instagram Reels and TikTok. The WE Build Waterloo program took the top prize in the postsecondary category.
NCCER is a not-for-profit 501 (c)(3) education foundation created by the construction industry to develop standardized curriculum and assessments with portable credentials and certifications to help develop skilled craft professionals NCCER provides a comprehensive workforce development system that includes training, assessment, certification and career development solutions for the construction and maintenance industries.
For more information about WE Build Waterloo and Introduction to Construction Trades Pre-Apprenticeship, visit www.hawkeyecollege.edu/we-build-waterloo.
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