By The Chronicle employees

Jake Eko, a former Chehalis pupil who’s attending the College of Washington, was lately awarded a scholarship from the Constructing Trade Affiliation of Washington to assist his pursuit of a level in civil engineering, the affiliation introduced this week.

Rising up on a farm with a hands-on way of life, Eko’s curiosity in development and engineering started at a younger age, based on the affiliation.

“Being up shut and studying how gear labored, how one can construct a hay barn so it wouldn’t collapse, serving to with processes like pouring concrete and siding partitions, I’ve actually come to like the complete course of from design to constructing the completed product,” he stated.

Eko was elected the 2022-23 vice chairman for the College of Washington’s American Society of Civil Engineers chapter. Over the summer season, he labored as a transportation engineering intern for the Washington State Division of Transportation.

He advised the Constructing Trade Affiliation of Washington that he’s enthusiastic about his future profession.

“My schooling and work expertise convey me one step nearer to my private objective of with the ability to present new options and concepts to assist make sure the constructing of a cleaner and extra sustainable future,” Eko stated.

The month of October is Careers in Building Month. A proclamation made by the governors of 21 states, together with Washington, brings statewide consciousness to the various profitable profession alternatives obtainable within the constructing trade, based on the affiliation.

As a part of an effort to construct the long run workforce, the Constructing Trade Affiliation of Washington is offering $70,000 in scholarships and grants to 21 college students and 7 development trades applications throughout Washington this month, the affiliation introduced in a information launch.

Since its inception, the affiliation has awarded almost $750,000 in scholarships and grants to college students and organizations who’ve demonstrated a ardour and dedication to creating a profession within the dwelling constructing trade and the applications that educate them, acknowledged a information launch.

To study extra in regards to the Constructing Trade Affiliation of Washington’s scholarship program and the alternatives a profession in development can present, go browsing to

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