Randy Wise of Randy Wise Homes, Inc., Presents a $500 Check to the Crestview High School FBA Chapter

Randy Wise of Randy Wise Homes, Inc., Presents a $500 Check to the Crestview High School FBA Chapter

The construction business is booming, but hiring qualified skilled employees is a struggle for many local residential and commercial builders in our area. Crestview High School’s Electricity and HVAC programs are working hard to assist local industry by training students with the required skills to prepare them for the exciting opportunities within the building industry. One way in which they are learning real-world skills is through their participation in the newly formed Future Builders of America (FBA) chapter at the school.

FBA is an organization established by the Florida Home Builders Association to help students understand and pursue careers in the building industry. Students learn trade skills and leadership needed in the building industry to support the continued quality growth of our communities. Students participating in the Electricity and HVAC programs will provide a much-needed pipeline for the building industry and for local employers to find qualified employees.

On Wednesday, September 18, local builder Randy Wise of Randy Wise Homes, Inc., showed his support for the Crestview High School FBA Chapter by presenting a $500 check to support the FBA Chapter. “It’s important as a leader in our construction industry to work with our school district in developing the next generation of our skilled trade workers. Having a Future Builders of America Chapter is a way to engage students in the construction-related educational activities and create students’ passion for the multiple career pathways in our construction industries,” remarked Randy Wise. “In today’s competitive world, the FBA Chapter will assist us in addressing the challenges facing our current labor pool; the skills gap, an aging workforce and lack of a talent pipeline for the construction industry.”

FBA Chapter members have the opportunity to participate in an annual multiday, hands-on skilled training leadership program led by the National Association of Home Builders and local FBA Chapters. The donated funds will assist in covering the cost of Chapter registration and expenses.

Instructor Danny Meinecke stated, “This donation will allow my students to participate in FBA and experience the Leadership Summit in the spring. We appreciate Randy Wise’s support and the donation to our FBA Chapter.”

Through FBA, students learn the value of trade skills, work ethic, critical thinking, problem-solving, craftsmanship, and attention to the details. They are better prepared for their adult life, regardless of what path they choose to follow.

The Career and Technical Education Department and Crestview High School would like to thank Randy Wise for his continued support for our trades programs and for the generous donation to the Crestview High School Electricity and HVAC programs.