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Licensed Contractors Step-Up to Help Educate the Next Generation of Leaders

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Almost 30 years ago, in 1991, the California Legislature passed the Construction Management Education Sponsorship Act (CMESA). It was later signed into law by Governor Pete Wilson.

In passing the law, the Legislature recognized the increasing demand and need to educate and prepare college graduates to manage construction operations and companies. The students studying construction management at universities around the state will be tomorrow's industry leaders.

Over the next 14 years, CSLB has disbursed more than $1.3 million in grants to seven universities. Schools must apply for the grants and demonstrate how they will use the grant money. Grant amounts are determined by the number of Construction Management graduates at each school the previous year.

The Board has approved distributing $100,000 annually if enough funds are available. This year's awards are currently being disbursed.

University This Year Total
California State University, Chico $42,124 $478,454.05
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo $45,421 $309,797.19
California State University, Fresno $0 $162,881.02
California State University, Long Beach $0 $150,381.42
California State University, Sacramento $12,454 $111,474.28
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona $0 $91,841.78
California State University, Northridge $0 $12,159.03
Total $99,999 $1,154,107.75

If you're a contractor who wants to improve your bottom line, you will need managers who are educated and trained for today's more complex systems. By contributing to the CMESA fund, you can make a significant contribution to the quality of education and the number of graduates who receive important training for construction contracting.

Click here to donate to CMESA.

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