St. Louis' Construction Careers Center Wins National Award
St. Louis� Construction Careers Center charter high school, operated by the Associated General Contractors of St. Louis, was recently awarded the Founder�s Award by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE).
The Founder’s Award recognizes individuals, companies, or organizations that have had a profound effect on construction education.
The Construction Careers Center charter high school was started in 2000 with a single freshman class. It has become nationally known for its groundbreaking approach to workforce development targeted to the construction industry.
“That the CCC continues to garner national recognition is a testament to the visionaries in the St. Louis construction industry who conceived of the idea ten years ago,” says Leonard Toenjes, president of AGC of St. Louis. “The continued dedication and commitment by our member firms is gratifying and is truly making a difference in the lives of tomorrow’s leaders.”
The CCC provides a four-year fully accredited high-school-level curriculum and broad exposure to the construction industry and relevant vocational education preparation. The school’s construction curriculum is specifically designed by the industry to prepare students for direct employment, apprenticeship training, a community college or a four-year degree institution.
The Associated General Contractors of St. Louis represents more than 450 area construction firms.