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Al. Neyer to Award Construction Scholarship to Encourage Women, Minorities to Explore Career in Construction

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Friday March 26, 2021

Al. Neyer to Award Construction Scholarship to Encourage Women, Minorities to Explore Career in Construction

Al. Neyer has partnered with the Enzweiler Building Institute (EBI) to sponsor a scholarship to encourage women and minority participation in the construction industry. The Vertner Woodson Tandy Diverse Scholarship is available to women and minority students entering EBI in fall 2021. Five deserving recipients will each receive a $1,000 scholarship to be applied toward their 2021-22 tuition.

Our team is committed to increasing awareness of the job opportunities available to women and minorities in the construction industry through partnerships with organizations such as EBI. EBI operates on an apprenticeship model. Students work in the field during the day and take classes at night. Programs in Carpentry, Electricity, Heating & Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Welding are taught by professional tradespeople each September through April. Students are in class two nights per week for three hours each night. Currently, only 8% of EBI’s student population is a minority and just four students are women.

This scholarship initiative follows National Women in Construction Week when Al. Neyer hosted an open house event at Enzweiler Building Institute. The event featured a panel of women enrolled in training programs at the institute and two women on Al. Neyer’s design-build team.

About the Scholarship

The Vertner Woodson Tandy Scholarship will be awarded to an incoming first-year student at EBI who demonstrates strong potential and the desire to excel in the construction industry. The value of the scholarship is $1,000 to be applied to the 2021-22 Academic Year, which will partially cover the cost of attendance including the school’s tuition, textbooks, consumable materials, OSHA-10, and CPR certification.

Each applicant must complete the application and write a summary regarding his or her intentions to work in the construction industry. Applicants are also encouraged to send a resume, letters of reference, transcript, etc.

All applications are due by April 15 and should be mailed or delivered to Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky, Attention: Vertner Woodson Tandy Diverse Workforce Scholarship Committee 2751 Circleport Drive, Erlanger, KY  41018. The scholarship will be awarded no later than May 15.

About Enzweiler Building Institute

The Enzweiler Building Institute (EBI) is the longest-running, and one of the largest post-secondary, training programs under the auspices of the National Association of Home Builders. The program began in 1967 and continues to provide a well-trained workforce for the local construction industry. Many of our region’s most successful construction businesses are owned and operated by EBI graduates. EBI operates on an apprenticeship model. Students work in the field during the day and take classes at night. Programs in Carpentry, Electricity, Heating & Air Conditioning, Plumbing, and Welding are taught by professional tradespeople each September through April. Students are in class two nights per week for three hours each night. Emphasis is placed on preparing you to succeed in your field, now and well into your future.


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