As more and more people are looking for alternatives to increasing costs of a four-year college education, leaders in the construction industry are looking to step up to meet this need. Centene and Clayco, leaders in the construction industry, have established a scholarship/mentorship program to focus on students in 8th-10th grade to show them career opportunities in construction. 

This comes as vocational training programs, once a staple of American schooling, have been phased out. However, while the college track is emphasized in the public, for some students that track isn’t the best fit. Jobs in the construction industry could provide these students with an alternative career path. 

Centene and Clayco’s first training facility is being built in Ferguson, Mo.

To learn more about the program, click below.

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