Colorado State University - Pueblo students earn Construction WorkForce scholarships

Colorado State University - Pueblo students earn Construction WorkForce scholarships
PUEBLO – Students from Colorado State University-Pueblo earned five of 14 scholarships from the Construction Workforce Foundation of Colorado last week in Denver.

The Construction Workforce Foundation of Colorado is a charitable organization that promotes, educates, and trains the workforce of the municipal utility, heavy civil and highway construction industry. The CWFC awards scholarships to college students who are in their junior or senior year of study following a construction-related curriculum at Colorado School of Mines, Colorado State University-Ft. Collins, Colorado State University-Pueblo, University Of Colorado-Boulder, Mesa State University and Lincoln Tech.

The CSU-Pueblo students earning $6,500 in scholarships included:

Zachary Bay, senior, civil engineering technology, Pueblo ($2,500)

Candace Chanakira, senior, civil engineering technology, Pueblo ($1,000)

Holly Fransua, sophomore, civil engineering technology, Pueblo ($1,000)

Scott Lauther, junior, construction management, Colorado Springs ($1,000)

James Sanchez, senior, civil engineering technology, Colorado Springs ($1,000)

Students from the following schools also received scholarships: Colorado School of Mines (2), CSU-Fort Collins (3), Lincoln Tech (1), Colorado Mesa University (2), and University of Colorado-Boulder (1).

Last fall, CSU-Pueblo welcomed its first students into the Construction Management program, which combines the art and science of building technology with the essential principles of business, management, computer technology, and leadership. The program develops Construction Managers, who take the design of a project from paper to reality by matching a set of plans and specifications and a raw piece of land and coordinating the materials, manpower, and equipment to ensure the set price, schedule, and quality.  Construction Management graduates are qualified for numerous positions, including construction company executives, government building officials, project representatives and managers, field engineers, and quantity surveyors.