ExakTime is pleased to announce our Fall 2017 Scholarship recipient: India LaPalme of University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL! We will be awarding a $1,000 scholarship to Ms. LaPalme for use toward her undergraduate education, as a reward for her thoughtful and well-written response to the following question:

Construction companies are facing a major labor shortage across the U.S. after a large number skilled workers left the trade or retired during the economic downturn. Many companies now report that it is very difficult to find skilled workers.

How do you think construction (i.e. home building, roofing, demolition, remodeling, flooring, concrete, etc.) businesses can attract more young people to the trade? Please think outside the box in a 600 to 800 word essay.

We had many excellent and creative essay submissions to our scholarship contest this time, and we want to thank everyone who submitted. More details on Ms. LaPalme and her winning essay to come soon!