Hello CTE Educators,

Please see the below information from the Montana Contractors' Association about trade awareness grants that your class might be able to take advantage of. Applications are due May 1.


-Dylan Klapmeier
Director of Communications
Montana Office of Public Instruction

MCA Construction Trade Awareness Grants – Academic Year 2018/19

Developing a skilled, reliable workforce to build Montana is a priority of the Montana Contractors’ Association. As our member companies struggle to fill their open positions to build Montana’s public infrastructure and commercial facilities, we are looking to you — Montana’s high school industrial arts instructors — to help us meet this need. It is by working together that we will be able to raise awareness among your students of careers in construction, and develop their skills so they are prepared to enter the workforce after high school or pursue postsecondary education related to the trades.

What are MCA Construction Trade Awareness Grants?

The MCA will be distributing five, $1,000 mini grants to help industrial arts instructors at Montana high schools fund events or projects that bring attention in your school and community to careers in construction. We’re going to leave it to your imagination to shape an event or activity that accomplishes this goal, whether it’s a career day, field trip, construction math course, etc. We’re looking forward to hearing your ideas. A few items to think about:


The deadline for MCA Construction Trade Awareness Grant applications is Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Apply online at www.mtagc.org or by clicking on this link: https://mseilstad.wufoo.com/forms/wr1rmek18e96c3/

Members of the MCA’s Workforce Development Committee will review the applications and select our award recipients by Friday, June 1.

Contact Carolynn Bright, MCA, at (406) 442-4162 or carolynn@mtagc.org if you have any questions.