The purpose of the CREATE Mentoring Program is to educate and inspire students to pursue career pathways which create the built environment.
By the Numbers
Years in Sacramento – 10 Years
Students Served – Over 1800
Individual Mentors – 150+
Mentor Companies – 125+
Scholarships – $117,750
Schools served – 24
Will there be enough construction managers, engineers, architects and trades people to fill the industry’s needs ten years from now? What can you do to help?
To date, over 150 local construction managers, contractors, engineers, architects, suppliers and trades people have signed on to bring their experience and knowledge into the high school classroom. By acting as professional role models, trusted friends and career advisors, these mentors will make a significant contribution to our community, while helping to develop our future work force.
Commitment: The main commitment a company makes is empowering its staff to give time to the CREATE Mentoring Program. Teams meet in an after-school from September through March. A total of 14 two-hour sessions are held at either the school or office of the mentors. A firm’s time commitment is approximately 30-40 hours each school year.
Benefits: Besides feeding the pipeline with the next generation of construction industry workforce, your company will benefit from its involvement with CREATE. The program: enhances your company image; provides networking opportunities; connects your firm to talented and motivated part-time help and to potential future employees; enhances young professionals’ presentation and communication skills; and creates an opportunity to “give back” to your community and to your industry.
Activities: There are several types of activities that take place throughout the year: registration events; mentoring sessions; field trips, special speaker presentations; project development; final presentations; scholarships; and Awards Banquet.
CREATE is a program of the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange Education Foundation, a nonprofit organization with 501(c)3 status and an entity of the Sacramento Regional Builders Exchange.