Martin Stone Quarries, Inc., a prominent name in the construction materials industry, has made a generous donation of $40,000 to the Berks Career & Technology Center (BCTC) Education Foundation. This impactful contribution will directly bolster BCTC’s Heavy Equipment Operations, Heavy Equipment Technology, and Diesel Technology programs.
Rod Martin, President of Martin Stone Quarries, expressed the company’s unwavering commitment to investing in the industry’s future. “At Martin Stone Quarries, we recognize the critical importance of supporting educational initiatives that prepare the next generation of skilled professionals. BCTC’s programs align seamlessly with our values, and we are proud to contribute to developing a well-trained workforce.”
Gavin Milligan, President of the BCTC Education Foundation and Communications Chair, conveyed gratitude for the substantial donation. “This significant contribution from Martin Stone Quarries will enable us to enhance the quality of education and training we provide to BCTC’s students. Support from industry leaders is instrumental in ensuring that our programs remain at the forefront of preparing students for successful careers.”
Dr. Michael Stauffer, Executive Director of BCTC, highlighted the direct impact on students. “The donation from Martin Stone Quarries will be pivotal in advancing our programs. It will enable us to provide state-of-the-art training facilities and resources, ensuring that our students graduate with the skills and knowledge demanded by the industry.”
Joint Operating Committee Chair Robert Heckman, representing school board officials from each of the 16 schools that attend BCTC, emphasized the collaborative nature of the partnership. “The support from Martin Stone Quarries exemplifies the power of collaboration between industry and education. This collaboration benefits the students and strengthens the connection between our educational institutions and the workforce needs of local industries.”
This collaborative effort between Martin Stone Quarries and BCTC in Oley stands as a testament to the positive impact that private sector support can have on workforce development, shaping a skilled and capable talent pool for the future.