Wyo4news Staff, [email protected] [PRESS RELEASE]
CASPER, WYOMING — The Associated General Contractors of Wyoming traveled to the Pathways Innovation Center in Casper to donate $40,000 to the Wyoming Association of SkillsUSA. The funds were raised within minutes of Keyhole Technologies LLC (owners Brad and Jan Cundy, TC Murphy, and Randy Hogue) offering a $20,000 match for funds raised at AGC’s annual convention.
“We recognized the job which SkillsUSA is doing to train the next workforce of Wyoming and wanted to show our appreciation as well as help them to continue to do the work they are doing,” said Brad Cundy. The membership of AGC and its partners responded to the challenge. “It was inspiring to watch construction leaders in this state raise $40,000 in under ten minutes for an organization that is instrumental in our fields future, so great to be a part of that night,” said Lauren Benford, Past President of AGC of Wyoming.
Wyoming SkillsUSA State Director, Janie Wilcox graciously accepted the gift stating, “We are extremely appreciative for this financial support, it is unbelievable. We are overwhelmed and humbled. This really boosts students’ morale and sends a direct message that businesses are recognizing the work we are doing.” Julia Maertens, SkillsUSA State President, added “On behalf of the state officer team, we are extremely grateful to the Cundy’s and AGC of Wyoming. Support of this magnitude helps build a stronger and more fulfilling experience at our state conference. It also provides opportunities and resources for CTE students, like me, to grow their leadership skills. This funding will assist students and chapters of SkillsUSA all over the state.”
The Associated General Contractors of Wyoming is the leading association for Wyoming’s construction industry. AGC of Wyoming represents more than 210 construction firms, service providers, and suppliers.
The Wyoming Association of SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers and responsible Wyoming citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of Wyoming’s future skilled workforce to meet the needs of its communities.