2 building trades students awarded scholarships

Posted 15 July 2019 at 2:03 pm

Provided photo: From left include Joseph W. Benedict, Jr., executive director Construction Exchange of Buffalo; Michael Kuchey of Royalton-Hartland; Chaise Prest of Medina; and Matt Anastasi.

Press Release, Orleans-Niagara BOCES

MEDINA – Two students in Matt Anastasi’s Building Trades Program at the Orleans Career and Technical Education Center received $2,000 each in scholarships from the Construction Exchange.

Michael Kuchey, a senior from Royalton-Hartland, and Chaise Prest, a senior from Medina, can use the money to purchase tools or use towards tuition to continue in the construction trades pathway.

The Construction Exchange created a foundation where they serve 900 members by expanding their workforce development and seek out high school career and technical programs to offer students scholarships to use towards careers in construction.

“All my students were interviewed by the Construction Exchange Board who came out to the school,” said Mr. Anastasi. “Michael and Chaise were selected because the board felt they had similar goals for their future to help our labor shortage gap that is plaguing companies that they represent.”

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