UW’s Construction Management Program Receives Grant for Residential Construction Program Development

28 Oct 2020

The Construction Management Program at the University of Wyoming has received a four-year, $80,000 grant to develop and implement residential construction training.

The UW College of Engineering and Applied Science program received a Homebuilding Education Leadership Program (HELP) grant from the National Housing Endowment, the philanthropic arm of the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB). This is the first award of this type for the UW Construction Management Program.

For more than a decade, the HELP initiative has awarded grants to leading colleges and universities to help them create, expand or enhance residential construction management programs. The initiative’s primary goals are to encourage academic institutions to provide programs that respond not only to current issues affecting the homebuilding industry, but also provide the tools and skill sets needed by graduates to anticipate and prepare for the future; and increase the number of qualified college graduates who enter the residential construction industry.

NAHB represents the largest network of craftsmen, innovators and problem solvers dedicated to building and enriching communities, operating at the local, state and national levels.

“The development of residential construction training in Wyoming is imperative,” says Francois Jacobs, the grant’s principal investigator, and a UW associate professor in civil and architectural engineering and construction management. “This grant will help us secure a capable future construction workforce in Wyoming.”

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