BENTONVILLE, Ark. (Feb. 21, 2018) – Flintco, LLC, announced its support for students in construction technology Jan. 24 with a $5,000 gift to the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation.
The gift, establishing the Flintco Workforce Initiative Scholarship, will allow a $1,000 scholarship to be awarded each year for five years to a student in NWACC’s construction technology program. Preference will be given to students who were a part of high school trades-related programs.
Almost 20 representatives from the business attended the Jan. 24 announcement ceremony in the Shewmaker Center for Workforce Technologies, a Flintco project completed in 2003. Flintco ranks among the largest commercial contractors in the nation with offices in Albuquerque, Austin, Houston, Memphis, Springdale, Oklahoma City, Tulsa and Denver.
“This gift is a great testimony to Flintco’s commitment to students enrolled in trades and construction studies,” said Karen O’Donohoe, annual giving officer with the NWACC Foundation. “In addition to supporting our two-year college level construction program, Flintco is active in high school and vocational school-to-work programs. Over the years, the company’s employees have offered input on curriculum and financial support to several area construction-related programs.”
Brent Farmer, vice president and area manager for Flintco, said, “Offering scholarships and full internships are just some ways Flintco gives back to partnering communities. We’re pleased to be a partner with educational institutions in preparing students for future careers in the construction industry.”
Bob Beeler, coordinator of NWACC’s construction technology program, said the scholarship donation will be an invaluable resource for students. “We appreciate the support of Flintco in helping our students pursue careers in construction,” he said. “It’s gratifying to see the support from industry leaders who recognize the need for preparing future leaders in the latest information and practices in the construction field.”
Flintco was founded by a Native American family and continued under that ownership for more than 100 years. Flintco’s Native American heritage strongly influenced the organization’s business interactions, and it is this same culture that continues to drive the company today.
Photo caption: Flintco, LLC, recently presented a $5,000 check to the NorthWest Arkansas Community College Foundation to establish the Flintco Workforce Initiative Scholarship for a student in NWACC’s construction technology program. Patrick Horath, project manager, left on the front row, Brent Farmer, vice president and area manager, and Klint Kimball, senior estimator, fourth from left, along with other representatives from Flintco, announced the scholarship on Jan. 24. Also attending the presentation were Dr. Evelyn E. Jorgenson, NWACC president, center, front row; Karen O’Donohoe, NWACC Foundation annual giving officer, second from right; Keith Peterson, dean of workforce development; and Bob Beeler, coordinator of NWACC’s construction technology program, center, second row. The gift will be used toward the presentation of a $1,000 scholarship each year for five years.
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