Cumberland Perry AVTS recently announced that two students received the Pennsylvania Foundation for Housing (Foundation) and Pennsylvania Builders Association (PBA) Endorsed Trade Program Student Recognition Award. Anthony Christiana and Hunter Branyan, CPAVTS Carpentry students were selected by their instructor because of their hard work and dedication to learning their trade. Each student received a $100 check which can be applied to the purchase of tools of the trade or to help in any post-secondary educational endeavors. The Foundation’s purpose in sponsoring this award is to recognize those schools, instructors, and students that are helping to strengthen the local residential building construction programs and related fields. The Director of PBA’s Endorsed Trade Program, Dave DiPasquale said that “as the economy grows in Pennsylvania, we want people like the students earning the Recognition Award to come out of technical training and continue working in the building construction field”. He continued to say that “there are a wide variety of in-demand, high-wage jobs in the construction trades and we want to help our partner schools ensure that students are ready to fill the need in that job market.

Pictured are:

Mike Stock-Stock Mechanical; Craig Hoffman-PBA; Jody Snider-Instructor; Hunter Branyan-ETP Award winner; Anthony Christiana-ETP Award winner; Dave Sheppard-HBA Metro Harrisburg; Brian McVitty-Angel Home Solutions; Pete Herbert- Daflure