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Foundation invests $25,000 in building industry careers

The Columbian
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VANCOUVER — The Building Futures Foundation, a nonprofit and extension of the Building Industry Association of Clark County, has announced a record-breaking investment of $25,000 for building industry careers.

Nine individuals were selected to receive financial support for the 2022-23 academic year, and one individual received a tool grant to support his growing business.

One such recipient was local student David “Cooper” Chun of Clark College for civil engineering.

Since its inception in 2007, the Building Futures Foundation has awarded 112 scholarships and tool grants, representing a total investment of $186,250 in construction careers.

“On behalf of the Building Futures Foundation’s Scholarship Committee, I want to extend our sincerest thank you to the sponsors, donors and volunteers that make supporting our industry’s future workforce possible,” said Sarah Neibert, chair of the Scholarship Committee. “Building and investing in our future workforce is critical. I’m proud of the individuals who won this year’s scholarships and tool grants. They are the future of our industry.”

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