Simpson Promotes Construction Careers with Local Schools
Originally published by: Hardware & Building Supply Dealer — June 25, 2015
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Simpson Strong-Tie has partnered with Lincoln High School's Engineering and Construction Academy in Stockton, California in an effort to support students interested in entering the trade.
The Engineering and Construction Academy offers coursework, hands-on training and career guidance for students interested in a building trade and construction vocation.
The Academy has partnered with the company since last year, involving product donations, student field trips, a scholarship program and internships.
“It has been a fantastic partnership between Simpson Strong-Tie and our Academy," said Jeff Wright, director of Lincoln High School Engineering and Construction Academy. "The company has provided incredible opportunities for our students and we are thrilled to have two former students now working at the Stockton facility. We are looking forward to continuing to work with Simpson Strong-Tie in the future."
Simpson Strong-Tie currently maintains offices, a manufacturing facility and training center, along with its Tyrell Gilb Research Lab, 20 minutes away from the Academy.
“Supporting students in the Academy is a great way to build interest in the trades as well as familiarize potential future customers about our products," said Simpson Strong-Tie VP and Stockton branch manager Bruce Lewis. "We’re excited to be able to help the Academy reach its goal of ‘building a workforce for California’ through hands-on projects and real work experience."