On June 23, the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® donated a trailer to hold construction supplies to the Iowa City High School vocational trade program. The vocational trade school is designed to teach high school students necessary skills required to complete tasks within a particular trade job, such as a builder, welder, or plumber.
“A couple of years ago we started thinking about how the Association could get involved with the community and students here,” explained Tracy Adams, Past President of ICAAR. “We found a good way to do it was to supply a trailer for them…to educate them a little bit on the workforce, the trades, and how to build a house.”
This trailer will be present at various on-site building projects as students from numerous high schools in the community such as City High, West High, and Liberty High learn and apply the process of constructing homes.
“The trades are very important for our future, we need builders, we need people with skills,” said Emily Farber, the former chair of the committee who created this project. “Supporting trades is a project that just aligns perfectly with the goals and mission of the Iowa City Area Association of Realtors.”
The Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® is proud to support the Iowa City High School vocational trade program and all students beginning works in the trades. Realtors work with builders and other forms of trade every day, and it is because of them that the Real Estate industry continues to grow.
For more information about The Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® donation, contact the Iowa City Area Association of REALTORS® Executive Officer, Megan Flewellyn at 319-338-6460.