Education Programs

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Workforce Development (CCAP)

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Community Outreach Grants

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Workforce Development (CCAP)

The Construction Career Advocacy Program (CCAP), a workforce development model, unites students, educators, and the construction industry. 

CCAP is an initiative spearheaded by the Spirit of Construction Foundation in association with Allied Construction Industries to find new, innovative ways to connect young people to the construction industry through applied learning programs. 

CCAP offers two programs: MACkit and Professional Development opportunities. Math Applied in Construction, or “MACkit,” connects school-based lessons to careers in the construction industry by engaging students in hands-on projects that use their lessons to develop real-world skills. Secondly, CCAP offers professional development opportunities that are designed to prepare educational institutions to partner with construction-industry employers and prepare construction-industry employers to engage with students in classroom settings. 

To date, CCAP has served 4,000 students from more than 30 Cincinnati area schools. 

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Community Outreach Grants

We support local community outreach initiatives that educate young people about the benefits of a career in construction. The programs serve a range of ages, from grade-school students to adults. We provide more than just funds — we also deploy volunteers who share collective insights about the industry and make introductions for those interested in entering the field.

In 2023, Spirit of Construction proudly distributed a combined $80,000 to 15 local, education-based organizations that provided Greater Cincinnati’s youth with the training and skills they need to begin successful careers in construction.

  • Architectural Foundation of Cincinnati Design Lab
  • Brighton Center
  • Campbell County ATC
  • Career Days
  • Cincinnati Architectural Mentoring Program
  • Easterseals – Redwood
  • Felicity-Franklin Local Schools
  • Girl Scouts of Western Ohio
  • Goshen Local Schools
  • Homes High School Carpentry Construction
  • Learning Grove – Navigo
  • Northern Kentucky Community Action
  • Oak Hills High School
  • Ohio Valley Construction Education Foundation
  • Reading Schools
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Spirit of Construction provides scholarships to students pursuing college degrees geared toward the construction industry (primarily construction management and civil engineering). Spirit has contributed more than $550,000 in college scholarships, which has helped 175 students.

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of winners are directly employed by local and national construction and engineering companies.

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are employed in construction-related fields like insurance, banking, and technology.

The scholarships have gone to students at the University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati State, and Northern Kentucky University.

Over the past 5 years, we have contributed over $1.2 million to the programs we support. Last year alone, we raised over $500,000. This year, our goal is $1.3 million.

Why Spirit of Construction?

We focus on encouraging growth, education, and community enhancement projects. Because of this, The Spirit of Construction Foundation is a friend to many local organizations.

Over the past 5 years (in addition to scholarship funding), the SOC Foundation has contributed over $760,000 towards outreach and $1.2 Million since its founding.