Slower winter construction months present the opportunity for several local contractors to volunteer at Barneveld High School to teach students about the construction and skilled trade careers. Over a 23-week period, juniors and seniors learn the ins and outs of construction, focusing on rough framing, electrical, plumbing, drywall, carpet, masonry, and heavy equipment. The program, known as Lafayette Construction Academy, is dedicated to teaching students about the skilled labor industry through an organic, hands-on approach. As students gear up to make significant career decisions in the coming years, the academy hopes to spark students’ interest in finding a path suited for them.
County Materials sponsored the Lafayette Construction Academy’s masonry curriculum with the donation of brick and mortar, aiding in the education and development of a skilled labor workforce and individuals interested in pursuing related careers. This year, in celebration of our company’s 75th anniversary, County Materials is committed to share 75 Stories of Impact, featuring organizations that receive funding from the Sonnentag Foundation and are part of the communities where we have locations.