MBCEA, MBI Receive Pledges for New Metal Building Assembly Curriculum

BETHLEHEM, Pa. - June 11, 2024 - PRLog -- www.MBCEA.org - The Metal Building Contractors and Erectors Association (MBCEA) and Metal Buildings Institute (MBI) have received pledges totaling $462,500 for the development of a new Metal Building Assembly Curriculum. The Ketenbrink Education Foundation will match all funds raised from industry members up to $500,000. Additionally, kickoff funds totaling $150,000 have been provided to get the development of the 13-unit, 80-module training program started.

Company and association donors:

BlueScope Buildings North America - $150,000

Span Construction & Engineering - $75,000

MBCEA - $50,000

Nucor Building Systems - $50,000

ACI Building Systems/Alliance Steel Buildings - $30,000

Chief Buildings - $30,000

Bay Insulation - $15,000

Kingspan - $15,000

S & S Structures - $15,000

S-5! - $15,000

MBMA - $5,000

Mac Con Company - $5,000

Fleming Steel Erectors - $2,500

Rainwater Construction - $2,500

J & M Steel Solutions - $2,500

Kickoff funds have been provided by the Metal Buildings Institute - $100,000, the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) - $25,000, and the Associated Builders and Contractors (ABC) - $25,000.

"I would like to thank these companies for their very generous support of our new training curriculum," says Sasha Demyan, MBCEA Executive Director. "This program will keep the MBCEA and our members at the forefront of the industry, and these pledges will help make it possible."

The Metal Building Assembly Curriculum will serve as a complete metal building assembly training program and offered via the NCCER learning management system. The new curriculum will qualify as a formal apprenticeship program while educating workers in the many facets of metal building construction.

"Metal buildings have some unique characteristics that require special training for building assemblers," notes Keith Wentworth, MBI President. "By offering this complete curriculum, we hope our members will have the best-trained workforce while creating a culture of craft workers in the industry."

For additional information visit MBCEA.org (https://www.mbcea.org/) and www.metal-buildings-institute.org.

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