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The Bald Cypress Builders management team recently donated $1,000 to the Lexington One Educational Foundation. This donation will support the Lexington Technology Center building program in School District 1 in Lexington County.

“We truly appreciate generous corporate partners like Bald Cypress Builders for putting our students first through their donations to the Educational Foundation,” said Julie Anderson Washburn, executive director of the Lexington One Educational Foundation. “This donation is a wonderful investment in our LTC students who are enrolled in the building construction program this year. Such kindness allows LTC to continue to provide these amazing lessons and hands-on experiences for our students.”

The Lexington District 1 Building Construction Program currently provides real-world experiences for students through classes at Lexington Technology Center, Gilbert High School, and Pelion High School. It is part of the district’s School of Engineering, Manufacturing and Industrial and Construction Technologies cluster. Students can complete the building construction career technical training sequence by enrolling in building construction 1 and 2. In addition, LTC offers courses in cabinetmaking, construction project management, and electrical 1 and 2.

Students can also participate in state and national competitions each year with SkillsUSA, which is an organization that promotes leadership and partnership between students and industry. Every school program builds a house, and students participate in every step of the house-building process. This gives enrolled students hands-on, real-world, hands-on experiences that industry partners value.

“We’ve seen how wonderful and fulfilling careers in the construction industry can be, especially for people who spend valuable time and effort learning to do things right from the start,” Amelia said. Pocta, owner of Bald Cypress Builders. “We wanted to have a direct impact on the Lexington community by contributing to some of the industry’s educators, and especially the students that these educators are turning into future construction rock stars!”