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Construction Workforce Education Grant

Western States College of Construction (WSCC) is pleased to announce that it received a $250,000 Daniels Fund grant to support the ‘Mastering the Craft’ project ­– its workforce education program.

The funds from the grant will support the development of a mentorship certification course, create campus mentorship committees to pair new apprentices with experienced apprentices, and provide scholarships to disadvantaged populations to cover enrollment fees and equipment for on-the-job training.

WSCC is leading the charge in advancing workforce education as the first of its kind institution. WSCC was officially launched in 2020 and accredited as the first professional institution of its kind in the nation by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE) in late 2021. With eight campuses across Colorado and Wyoming, WSCC currently provides students with an opportunity to find a life-long career in the skilled trades. WSCC offers training programs in HVAC-R, pipefitting, plumbing and sheet metal, providing students with the skills and certification to work in the skilled trades. They graduate debt free while learning on the job and earning a salary.

The Daniels Fund Grant

“The Daniel’s Fund grant is yet another positive step forward toward advancing workforce education. We’re thrilled that we will be able to certify more instructors to teach and mentor our students,” said Mostafa Khattab, President of WSCC. “We’d like to thank the Daniel’s Fund for investing in the future of our workforce.”

The Daniels Fund, established by cable television pioneer Bill Daniels, is a private charitable foundation dedicated to making life better for the people of Colorado, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming through its grants program, scholarship program, and ethics initiative. Visit to learn more.

Our industry is advancing. New technologies, new construction requirements and new demands for environmentally friendly building are driving our industry to be better, more efficient and increasingly agile. The result is a growing need for a talented, motivated, and committed workforce.

WSCC is committed to supporting our industry by providing quality educational and training opportunities at our eight education centers. WSCC’s affiliated apprenticeship programs provide the opportunity to build an exceptional and fulfilling professional career in our industry. Our students earn excellent salaries while learning and practicing construction or service under the leadership of highly motivated construction professionals and mentors.

Source: Construction Workforce Education Grant

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