The Corridor Business Journal recognized the companies ahead of the curve in cultivating workforce talent at an awards ceremony December 7, 2017.
The Greater Iowa City Area Home Builders Association has connected with CCA Middle School Students during the summer STEM Construction Camp. Dozens of CCA Middle School students learned basic construction techniques, developed problem solving skillls and welcomed "learning lunch" speakers from local companies during last year's inaugural Summer STEM Construction Camp.
CCA Industrial Technology teacher Mr. Clark and Middle School STEM instructor Mrs. Boeset joined with past president Tim Ruth of McCreedy-Ruth Construction, and Kirkwood Community College construction management professor Joe Greathouse to develop the program model. The participation of Greater Iowa City Home Buidlers Association members as speakers and sponsors was essential to the camps' success.
What Makes the the Greater Iowa City Home Builders Association stand out for the Publisher's Award Recognition?
"For its efforts helping prepare the Corridor's youth for the workforce, the CBJ presents the Publisher's Award for a small company to the Greater Iowa City Home Builders Association. Its inaugural Summer STEM Construction Camp in 2016 brought 41 CCA Middle School students together with area professionals and educators for five days of hands-on instruction of basic construction skills as well as problem-solving activities. The young campers were also given the opportunity by creating such items as benches for dugouts and game boards for senior centers. We can't think of a better way to strengthen the economy that to boost the confidence and skills of the next generation of workers." John Lohman, CEO for the Corridor Business Journal