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Temple Area Builders Association Donates $500 to Support Belton ISD Construction Students

Members of the Temple Area Builders Association presented a $500 check to students in Belton High School’s architecture and construction program of study on Tuesday. 

The funds were raised from the organization’s annual golf tournament held in July. 

Construction instructor Michael Carrillo introduced the members of TABA in attendance — Mike Pilkington, president; Nicole Stairs, board member; and Jentry Davis, executive officer — to his room full of students. 

“They could be your potential employers one day,” he said. 

Stairs told the students they were excited to invest back into the students and hope to be able to raise more in the future.

“It’s exciting for us as an organization to see so many young professionals choosing this profession,” Stairs said. “We can’t wait to welcome you to the industry.”

Belton ISD’s architecture and construction program of study is part of the district’s Career and Technical Education offerings. The program offers students four years of courses that prepare them for post-secondary work in the construction world. The training includes technical skills leading to industry certifications along with guidance on work ethic, communication skills and how to be a young professional.