Contractors Support Area Schools

The Kansas Contractors Association’s Construction Education Foundation recently donated $23,000 to six state educational institutions. The donations will support education initiatives and students enrolled in construction courses during this academic year. The money will be used for items such as student scholarships, a road grader simulator and manhole covers.

The following institutes that will benefit from the Foundation’s donation are:

  • University of Kansas – $3,000
  • Washburn Tech – $4,000
  • Pittsburg State – $3,000
  • North Central Tech – $7,500
  • Salina Tech – $2,500
  • Kansas State University – $3,000

Over the past 30 years, the KCA’s Construction Education Foundation has donated over $750,000 to support the education of students in the construction industry.

“We are proud to help support these educational programs,” said Bob Totten, KCA executive vice president. “Building a good educational foundation with our students leads to a more skilled workforce in building a solid infrastructure for our state.”

Trustees of the foundation are Bob Totten, KCA executive vice president; Dean McDaniel, APAC Kansas; Troy Sporer, Sporer Land Development; Mike Laird, BRB Contractors; Rob Lauer, Hall Brothers, and Jeff Barnes, Venture Corporation.