Guam- Money raised from the Guam Contractors Association Golf Tournament now benefits John F. Kennedy High School students in the form of scholarships.
During the GCA membership meeting at the fiesta resort today [Wednesday], Governor Eddie Calvo presented GCA scholarships to JFK students Dwayne Blas and Benjamin Basa. Each scholarship is worth $2,500 dollars and each recipient will be enrolled in the GCA Trades Academy CORE curriculum, which starts in February. The scholarship covers tuition, books and lab fees.
61 individuals were also recognized and awarded certificates for on-the-job training and support services under the Guam Transportation Training Program. GCA President James Martinez says they are not just focusing on working adults, but high school students to build up experience in trade occupations.
“We’re trying to develop programs where we encourage the kids to get into trade occupations, not necessarily construction, but other trade occupations as well” said Martinez. “And now with DOE having STEM classes, which is very important to our industry, I think we’re going to see a lot more students come out and hopefully look into working in the trades, construction trades, culinary arts or other technical occupations.”
Martinez adds more scholarships will be awarded in the coming months.