Annual Partner

CWDA is on a mission to raise awareness about educational and career opportunities in the construction industry. Below you’ll see a list of our current goals for this year. If you or your company would like to join us in pursuing our mission a partnership with CWDA will enable us to further our outreach. All levels of partnership help us meet our mission. Below you’ll also see suggested partnership levels, but please contribute whatever you feel is meaningful.

2016-2017 GOALS

    On Thursday, April 13, 2017 MiCareerQuest will expose 9,000 8th-12th grade students to the career opportunities in construction, advanced manufacturing, healthcare and information technology. The CWDA will once again coordinate the football-field sized construction exhibit providing students with hands-on activities to experience careers in construction.
    Through strategic partnerships with Kent ISD, Grand Rapids Community College, and other area schools the CWDA provides students with the opportunity to experience careers in construction through field trips, in-classroom speakers, job shadows, project-based learning, and a multitude of other engagement events.
    The CWDA offers full tuition scholarships to high school seniors to our Construction Core Jump Start program in June 2017. This will be our third year of running the program. Over 17-days students are trained in the basics of construction: construction math, basic blueprint reading, OSHA 10 card, lift license, first aid/CPR and more. Once their training is complete they are connected with construction industry employers ready to hire entry-level construction trainees.


  • $5,000
  • $1,000
  • $500

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