UPPER CUMBERLAND – The Home Builders Association of the Upper Cumberland (UCHBA) presented awards to high school students that were chosen as “Carpenter of the Year” at Cookeville, Monterey, Upperman, and White County high schools, and the Tri-County Extension Campus.
2018 “Carpenter of the Year” Award winners were:
- Cookeville High School – Christian Padgett
- Monterey High School – Alex Pierce
- White County High School – Jordan Kerr
- Upperman High School – Dylan Payant
- Tri-County Extension Campus – Skyler Miller
The Home Builders Association is proud to support the future of the construction industry. Each year, HBAUC provides funds to the school carpentry programs for educational materials that prepare students for careers in residential construction.
The awards banquet was sponsored by Cookeville Kitchen Sales and Tennessee College of Applied Technology – Livingston. Students were informed about the many careers available in the construction industry. The industry is currently experiencing a shortage of skilled workers and there are now many well-paying jobs in construction trades.
Homeownership builds stronger communities, provides a solid foundation for family and personal achievement and improves the quality of life for millions of people; serving as the cornerstone of the American way of life.
The Home Builders Association is a nonprofit organization that includes builders and others involved in the construction industry. The UCHBA serves 11 counties including Clay, Dekalb, Jackson, Macon, Overton, Pickett, Putnam, Smith, Trousdale, Van Buren, and White. More information about Home Builders is available at www.uchba.com.