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Harris’ Heroes salutes Academy of Construction and Design instructors and professionals on loan from area contractors, as they teach students skilled construction trades on a neighborhood site in Northwest Washington. ABC 7 News

Students describe impact of CTE courses on their high school experience and plans after graduation. WUSA 9 News.

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Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington Names Career and Technical Education Foundation “One of the Region’s Best Nonprofits”

WASHINGTON — The Catalogue for Philanthropy: Greater Washington has named the D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation as one of the best nonprofits serving the region. A panel of 110 expert reviewers from area foundations, corporate giving programs, and peer nonprofit organizations evaluated 270 applications and selected the Foundation as one of 70 outstanding nonprofits to be featured in the 2011-12 Catalogue and its related donor website.

Academy of Construction and Design Students Build a House in Northwest Washington

WASHINGTON — The D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation broke ground Tuesday on a single-family house that will provide a hands-on training site for students studying carpentry, electrical, HVAC and other technical specialties in the Academy of Construction and Design at Cardozo Education Campus. Nearly 100 students, community residents, faith-based leaders, school administrators, building industry executives and District government officials participated in the ceremony in Northwest Washington, launching the Academy’s
Build a House – Build a Future construction education program.

Build a House – Build a Future

In an interview for Comcast Newsmakers, Academy manager Shelly Karriem discusses the benefits of the home building program for students and the District community.

Follow our progress at Build a House – Build a Future.

D.C. Apprenticeship Academy Graduation Makes History


Electrical registered apprenticeship graduates appear with (front row, l-r) administrator Karriem, instructor Tony Salveggio, and Susan Nelson, of sponsoring employer M.C. Dean, Inc., at the June 2 graduation ceremony for the DC Apprenticeship Academy. (Foundation photo)

The D.C. Apprenticeship Academy conferred credentials on its first graduating class in a ceremony held June 2, 2010, at Cardozo Education Campus. Twelve apprentice electricians, all employees of M.C. Dean, Inc., were recognized as the first graduates from a District-based registered apprenticeship program since the 1970s. The D.C. Apprenticeship Academy is operated by the D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation in partnership with the District Office of Apprenticeship Training and Information. Also in the ceremony on June 2, thirty-nine adult education program graduates received credentials and certificates of completion from the Construction Trades Foundation’s skilled job training partnership with the District Department of Employment Services and the Workforce Development Division of the Community College of the District of Columbia.

Mayor Gray Addresses Graduates and Sponsoring Employers of District’s Registered Apprenticeship Program. Read full story >>

Washington Business Journal honors Board President John McMahon
2010 Green Business Awards Spotlight Academy of Construction and Design

September 27, 2010 — The D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation announced today the Washington Business Journal has named board president John M. McMahon winner of its 2010 Greater Washington Green Business Award for Green Business Giving. John McMahon, chairman of Miller & Long Concrete Construction, Inc., was honored for his leadership in establishing the D.C. Students Construction Trades Foundation and the Academy of Construction and Design at Cardozo Education Campus. From nearly 150 nominations, Washington Business Journal editors and judges selected McMahon and Miller & Long Co. along with finalists in six other categories. Winners were announced at an awards breakfast and green business program in Washington. Presented annually, the Greater Washington Green Business Awards recognize companies working to incorporate environmentally sustainable practices in their businesses and community involvement. Read full story >


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