NTCC establishes new construction scholarship

Published 1:29 pm Tuesday, November 3, 2020

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Northshore Technical Community College (NTCC) has established a new endowed scholarship due to the generosity of the Northshore Home Builders Association (NHBA). The scholarship will support students who are enrolled in a Construction Pathways program at one of the Washington, St. Tammany or Tangipahoa parish campuses.

“The Northshore Homebuilders Association is pleased to partner with NTCC to increase the number of highly-skilled workers in the tri-parish area,” NHBA Director Amy Ybarzabal said. “In addition to the establishment of the scholarship endowment, this partnership opens the door to other collaborative projects, including shared resources for continuing education for our members.”

“NTCC is uniquely positioned to collaborate with the association,” Chancellor William Wainwright. “We are providing workforce development and certification in electrical, welding, drafting, building technology, and HVAC. Students at the college can also choose to complete an associate’s degree in construction pathways, then transfer to a university to pursue a bachelor’s degree.”

The NHBA is presenting a golf tournament on Thursday, Nov. 19, to support the scholarship fund. For more information visit online at business.northshorehba.org/events/details/nhba-golf-7841?calendarMonth=2020-11-01.

The NHBA donation will be matched by a gift from the Louisiana Construction Education Foundation. Northshore Technical Community College offers a number of scholarships every year. Interested students can apply online at www.northshorecollege.edu.