BrassCraft Manufacturing is sponsoring a program to encourage young people to consider construction careers.

The Pre-employment Architectural & Construction Exploration program trains Texas high school students for careers in plumbing, HVAC and other trades.

“PACE provides follow-up mentorship to participating students as well as employment placement assistance once they have graduated from high school,” said Cherie L. Foerster, executive director of the program.

Patty Stinson, BrassCraft product management director, said the company is a strong supporter of the industry and program.

"Young adults have a lot to consider when choosing a career path, such as employable careers that can withstand varying economic trends,” she said. “Plumbing professionals will always be in demand. We are committed to supporting organizations who take the initiative to get our young people interested early in their careers.”