With the recent completion of the Alabama Skilled Trades week, and the Alabama SkillsUSA state competitions, Go Build Alabama is pleased to partner with the Alabama Subcontractors Association (SubAla) to announce the recipients of the 2015 ‘Educator of the Year’, and ‘Career Technical Education Program of the Year’ awards.
The 2015 Go Build Alabama Teacher of the Year is Dan Williams, of Limestone County Career Technical Center. Mr. Williams is an Industrial Systems and Maintenance Instructor with 24 years in education and over 35 years of experience in Residential and light commercial construction. He was nominated by his peers for his dedication to the promotion of technical skilled trades, and his commitment to the students he teaches.
The 2015 Go Build Alabama Career Technical Education Program Award is awarded to the Building Construction Program at North Baldwin Center for Technology. The instructor for this program is Scott Larson. According to the selection committee, Mr. Larson is to be commended for turning his program into a transformative and empowering experience for students in North Baldwin County.
“Every year we receive referrals for technical education instructors across the state who are having tremendously positive impacts on the lives of Alabama students,” stated David Campbell, COO and General Counsel for SubAla. “We recognize that these students are the future of our industry, so it’s our hope that this award serves as a small token of the industry’s appreciation for the outstanding work from each of our winners.”
In recognition of their achievements, Mr. Williams and the North Baldwin Center for Technology’s Building Construction Program each received a $500 cash award, courtesy of the Subcontractors Association of Alabama (SubAla).
The Go Build Alabama Teacher and Technical Education Program of the Year awards are presented annually during Alabama Skilled Trades Week. In 2012, Governor Robert Bentley signed a proclamation for “Alabama Skilled Trades Week” in support of his commitment to rebuild Alabama, recruit new businesses to the state and strengthen Alabama’s infrastructure. Each year Alabama Skilled Trades Week is celebrated during the last week of April in conjunction with the annual Alabama SkillsUSA Leadership Conference.
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In 2009, ACRI implemented the Go Build Alabama initiative to educate young people on the value of learning a trade, dispel negative misconceptions about the construction industry and inspire them to consider building a career as a skilled construction tradesman. ACRI aims to provide better opportunities for construction tradesmen, more highly skilled employees for construction businesses and enhanced economic development for Alabama and the nation. For more information on Go Build Alabama, visit www.GoBuildAlabama.com, like our page on Facebook, or follow us on Twitter @GoBuildAlabama.
Subcontractors Association of Alabama, (SubAla) previously Alabama Roofing Sheet Metal Heating and Air Conditioning Contractors Association (ARSM-HACCA), was formed at a state-wide convention in 1955. The central purpose and role of the Subcontractors Association of Alabama, (SubAla) is defined as: the advancement of Alabama based subcontractors, including specialty trade contractors, through securing the cooperation of the various persons and firms engaged in such businesses, and collecting, correlating and dissemination of information and services of value to them through the medium of the Association. To learn more about the contributions SubAla makes to the state’s construction industry, visit www.SubAla.org.