RALEIGH, N.C. — The Terracon Foundation recently awarded a $3,000 community grant to the Wake Forest High School, Construction Technology Career Academy (CTCA) that will be used to help fund organization projects, field trips, and student scholarships.
Terracon Foundation community grants support local nonprofit programs that Terracon employees are actively involved with, in the communities where they live and work.
The guiding mission of the CTCA is to provide foundational knowledge and skills in construction and related fields (i.e. architecture, drafting, engineering, construction management, interior design, landscape design, and others). The group also prepares students to pursue post-secondary education upon high school graduation and to successfully compete in a challenging workforce.
Aaron Layne, P.E., office manager in the Terracon Raleigh office, applied for and presented the grant to CTCA. Darline Johnson, CTCA advisory board chair, accepted the grant and expressed her appreciation.
“Thank you Terracon for your help and support of the CTCA,” said Johnson. “You make a difference.”
The Terracon Foundation was established in 2008 and expanded considerably in 2012 to provide a broader range of grant opportunities. The Terracon Foundation also provides national partner grants, university grants, and employee dependent scholarships. During 2013, the foundation awarded grants of more than $375,000.
“Terracon is glad to be able to help CTCA,” Layne said. “They have assembled a great team of passionate, dedicated educators focused on developing the leaders of tomorrow for the construction industry.”
Terracon is an employee-owned engineering consulting firm with more than 3,000 employees providing environmental, facilities, geotechnical, and materials services from more than 140 offices in 40 states nationwide. Terracon currently ranks 38th on Engineering News-Record’s List of Top 500 Design Firms. For additional information about Terracon, please visit www.terracon.com.