Today, Hooten Construction is proud to announce a new scholarship fund with Howard Community College’s Construction Management program. As part of Hooten’s 6th anniversary this summer, we committed to not only celebrating the achievements of the past but investing in the construction and affordable housing leaders of the future. The Foundations for the Future scholarship is how we’re thinking local, investing in people, and partnering with faculty and students to build a better tomorrow. Just consider some of these statistics:
- Construction management occupations have an expected growth of 11 percent nationally and 10 percent locally through 2026, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.
- In Maryland, the average annual salary for construction managers is $107,700, higher than the national median pay, with median averages for entry-level wages standing at $64,800 per year.
- No state in the US has an adequate supply of affordable rental housing for the lowest income renters.
- Only 36 affordable and available rental homes exist for every 100 extremely low-income renter households.
- HCC offers 3 credentials for Construction Management: An A.A.S Degree, an apprenticeship program, and a Certificate Program.
- 26% of all Howard County residents are between the ages of 10-29, a significant portion of the population making up the pre-college and young professional demographic.
The need is great and while we do what we can right here and now, much of the landscape will be changed by the students entering the workforce in the coming months and years. The Foundations for the Future Scholarship will be awarded to students with financial need within the Construction Management program and will hopefully go a long way in turning a great class into a great semester into a great career for as many students as possible.
“The Foundations for the Future Scholarship by Hooten Construction comes at a critical time for Howard Community College students. The pandemic has changed people’s lives dramatically, and HCC students are experiencing greater need now more than ever. Students who typically work to pay for school may not be able to under current conditions. Furloughs, layoffs, and uncertainty have put them at risk for financial insecurity. Thanks to Robert Hooten and Hooten Construction, construction management students in need will have access to the financial resources to stay in school and complete their educational goals.” – Missy Mattey, Executive Director, Howard Community College Educational Foundation, Inc.
Learn more about HCC’s Construction Management program here: