The Olympia Master Builders Education Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to educate, foster and stimulate interest in the construction industry by:
- Supporting and encouraging a climate of learning and technological advancement within the construction trades;
- Awarding of scholarships to young people for the study of construction trades at accredited colleges, institutions and universities or for professional instruction;
- Uniting, for their respective educational, cultural and intellectual improvement and enlightenment, young persons who are interested in participating in those activities generally carried on by the construction industry, and for the education of the public as to these matters and activities.
Over the last few years, the Foundation has awarded $35,000 in scholarships to students for the study of construction trades at accredited colleges, institutions and universities or for professional instruction. Through the Foundation, OMB members and staff have also participated heavily in local Career Fairs and other educational opportunities.
New this year, the Foundation has established a Tools for School Program, providing grants to schools for purchasing tools that are needed in their classrooms. The Foundation is also moving forward with funding a Pre-Apprenticeship Program at Tumwater High School, and are continually looking for more opportunities to duplicate this effort in other schools.
Learn more about OMB Education Foundation Scholarships.