The Myers-Lawson School of Construction at Virginia Tech is celebrating 10 years of educating and preparing students for the construction industry. More than 600 graduates in the last decade are now finding success in the construction industry. Founding donors and namesakes, Ross Myers, Chairman and CEO of Allan Myers, and John R. Lawson II, President and CEO of W.M. Jordan, recently visited the campus and spoke about the success of the program, its students and the plans for the future of the school. The school has increased enrollment by 75 percent within the past decade, boasts a 100 percent employment rate for students prior to graduation, and tripled female graduation rates. Plans are underway for an expansion of the school and the addition of an Intelligent Infrastructure and Construction Complex.
“Our vision is to be a beacon of excellence
in the construction industry and in the education
community for construction education, research,
outreach and values-based leadership,” Myers stated.
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