NCCER and Lowe’s to Host Graduation on April 14 for Rapid Recovery Construction Academy

WHAT: This Friday, April 14, NCCER and Lowe’s will hold a graduation ceremony for 30 students of the Rapid Relief Construction Academy (RRCA) program that was created to help infuse more skilled craft professionals into Southwest Florida communities to help rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Ian. 

Made possible through a $250,000 donation from Lowe’s as part of its ongoing efforts to support the Southwest Florida community, the six-week, tuition-free, nationally recognized construction training program was designed to give displaced workers and those interested in working in the trades the opportunity to help with storm rebuilding and restoration efforts.

NCCER enlisted Florida Masonry Education to teach students the essential skills needed to jumpstart their construction education and expand the construction workforce in the hardest-hit and most damaged communities near Ft. Myers.

WHO: In addition to the graduating students and their guests, attendees will include local business representatives, educators, and representatives from NCCER, Lowe’s, and the Florida Masonry Apprentice and Education Foundation.

WHEN: Friday, April 14

12:00 pm. Lunch will be provided following graduation

WHERE: Luminary Hotel, Oxbow Room, 2nd Floor & Terrace, 1300 Hendry St. Ft. Myers, FL 33901

Reasons to Join us for this event:

  • Come hear the success stories from the students and instructors themselves, some who suffered their own catastrophic losses during the storm and have had to rebuild their own lives while rebuilding their community.
  • Learn more about how this program will continue to help the people in storm-battered communities in the future.
  • Find out more about the businesses that donated time to help train the students and those that are interested in recruiting the graduates.
  • Meet the incredible people who inspired, designed and implemented this construction educational program to help rebuild communities after these devastating storms.