KCA gift

April 21, 2014

Topeka, Kan. – A gift from the Kansas Contractors Association Construction Education Foundation is helping Washburn Tech students build their skill sets. Representatives of the Kansas Contractors Association will present a check for $2,700 at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, April 29, in front of Washburn Tech at 5724 SW Huntoon St. The donation completes an $8,500 commitment from KCA, which paid for a motor grader simulator in Tech’s Commercial and Heavy Construction program. 

The equipment has a dual console platform with multi-purpose USB replica controls and replica excavation pedal. Washburn Tech’s Commercial and Heavy Construction program offers a one year certificate to students, who are out of high school, and introduces the basic skills used in commercial and heavy construction projects.

“The Kansas Contractors Association is very pleased to help Washburn Tech reach its goals,” said Bob Totten, KCA Executive Vice President. “We are assured with the efforts that Washburn Tech has made in recent years that our small contribution will expand the opportunities for students throughout Northeast Kansas.”

The mission of the KCA Construction Education Foundation is to support education institutions and training programs that benefit the heavy, highway and utility construction industry in Kansas. KCA represents 230 members of the heavy, highway and utility construction industries in the state. Since 1923, it’s provided services to its members in such areas as legislation, governmental regulations and on-the-job training. It also serves as liaison with awarding authorities, project information and numerous other services.