The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation named Sachse Construction a finalist in the 2019 Citizens Awards, in the category of Best Community Improvement Program for its annual Sachse Construction Academy.
“Sachse Construction values the opportunity to create, collaborate and partner with community organizations as part of our social mission, including providing advancement opportunities for the Detroit youth population and workforce development. Our annual Sachse Construction Academy is a true commitment to our hometown and our industry, with the ultimate goal of introducing young Detroiters to the types of careers available while growing our community of talented skilled tradespersons,” said Todd Sachse, founder and CEO of Sachse Construction. “Receiving this recognition is an incredible honor and we thank the U.S. Chamber Foundation for acknowledging the role Sachse Construction Academy plays in creating awareness of the skilled trades gap. We hope others join our efforts in elevating the role skilled trades play in communities big and small, inspiring future generations to pursue these respectable and essential jobs.”
The Corporate Citizens Awards from the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation honor excellence in corporate citizenship. Over the past 19 years, some of the most accomplished social and community initiatives within the business sector have been recognized through the Citizens Awards.
Sachse Construction Academy was founded in 2016 to solve the skilled trades gap presently facing the construction industry, enabling students to learn about skilled labor career options and how to contribute to the city through these essential jobs. Since Sachse Construction Academy’s launch, more than 1,500 Detroit-area high school students have participated in hands-on demonstrations and modules from trade organizations across the region. The program, hosted in partnership with Junior Achievement of Southeastern Michigan, provides students the opportunity to experience skilled trades first-hand and serves as a first step toward a lifetime in a rewarding career. This year’s Sachse Construction Academy is set for Oct. 22, with approximately 500 students expected to attend. For more on Sachse Construction Academy, visit www.sachseconstructionacademy.com.
The winners of the 2019 Citizens Awards will be announced on Nov. 14 at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. Learn more about the awards program here.
Sachse Construction is a premier commercial construction management firm recognized as one of the most trusted and respected construction partners in North America. Founded in 1991 and headquartered in Detroit, Sachse Construction has built millions of square feet spanning the retail, commercial, multifamily and institutional sectors. Committed to doing the right thing and pursuing excellence by constantly raising the bar, Sachse utilizes unparalleled industry experience and enthusiasm to deliver innovative projects and solutions for every partner, every time. The firm’s sister companies include Broder & Sachse Real Estate and Zolman Restoration. For more information, visit www.sachseconstruction.com.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation is dedicated to strengthening America’s long-term competitiveness. We educate the public on the conditions necessary for business and communities to thrive, how business positively impacts communities, and emerging issues and creative solutions that will shape the future. The U.S. Chamber of Commerce is the world’s largest business federation representing the interests of more than 3 million businesses of all sizes, sectors, and regions, as well as state and local chambers and industry associations.