Good afternoon! For those of you who don’t know me, I’m Rachel Gruber (Dale’s daughter). I’ve worked at DGC for 11 years in the role of marketing, HR and operations. I’m also involved in our local builders association, the Central Minnesota Builders Association or CMBA. I have served on the CMBA Remodelers Council Board since 2013 and for the last couple of years I’ve also been a part of the CMBA Tools for Schools Committee. The CMBA Tools for Schools provides grants to local schools to support their industrial tech departments.
This year, the St. Cloud area schools submitted over $26,000 in grant requests. Many of the schools’ needs are replacing old, broken tools that are unsafe to use.
I joined the CMBA Tools for Schools committee because I’m passionate about exposing youth to carpentry and the trades. We have experienced first hand a shortage of skilled workforce. Who else in the construction industry can relate?!?!?! Instead of sitting back and complaining how we can’t find any employees, we’re doing something about the labor shortage. We’re trying to help provide the necessary tools and materials, so the industrial tech instructors can do their job — help teach kids the trades, spark that interest and educate students about careers in construction.
YOU CAN HELP TOO! A donation to the CMBA Tools for Schools Fund of ANY amount ($5, $50, $500…) goes a long ways and is greatly appreciated. Donate HERE.
As an industry and community, let’s pull our resources together, so we can show these students, instructors & schools that we care, that supporting the education & training of the trades is a worthy investment and that we are interested in employing these students in the future.
CLICK HERE to donate to the CMBA Tools for Schools Fund. Please share this with your colleagues, friends, family….you don’t have to be in construction to donate. If you work in an office building, live in a house/apartment…you have a connection to the building industry and we could use your help. I sincerely THANK YOU in advance for your donation!
Feel free contact me with any questions.
Dale Gruber Construction