Agency’s donation adds to longstanding relationship with trade professionals
CLEVELAND – June 2015 – Sonnhalter, a marketing communications firm to the professional tradesman in the construction, industrial and MRO markets, donated $2,000 toward Cuyahoga Community College’s (Tri-C) “Construction Program Scholarship.”
With more than 3,500 students enrolled, the construction apprenticeship program at Tri-C is one of the largest of its kind and helps students learn a valuable trade within the construction industry through quality assurance, drawings, project management, scheduling, problem solving and communication.
“We are happy to have the engagement of Sonnhalter and their support of scholarships for students enrolled in Tri-C’s construction programs,” said Gloria Moosmann, vice president, development and Tri-C Foundation. “Through their gift, we are able to assist students with tuition as they continue their educational journey. Support for our students is critical in growing the region and providing a stronger economy for our community.”
Students receive up to 250 hours of classroom instruction, as well as up to 8,000 hours of on-the-job training. During their apprenticeship, students have the opportunity to earn wages and learn from experienced union workers and vocational instructors. Students who complete certification in the program will have the skills to take on careers that include cost/quantity estimating, project scheduling and CAD technician work.
“As an agency that works closely with professional tradesmen, supporting this program is a perfect fit,” said Matt Sonnhalter, vision architect at Sonnhalter. ”We’re proud to provide a scholarship for a college located in our own backyard that teaches a skill so essential to our target audience and also gets more young people involved in this lucrative market.”
Established in 1976, Sonnhalter is the leading B2T marketing communications firm to companies that target professional tradesmen in construction, industrial and MRO markets. Recently, Sonnhalter moved from its original office in Berea to a new space in the historic Brownell Building, located in the heart of downtown Cleveland. Sonnhalter’s brand identity highlights its expertise in marketing to the professional tradesmen. Its tagline, “Not Afraid To Get Our Hands Dirty,” promotes the employees’ willingness to roll up their sleeves and dig deep into clients’ businesses, also, it refers to the market it targets: the tradesmen who work with – and dirty – their hands every day. Sonnhalter developed the acronym “B2T,” which stands for “business-to-tradesmen” to capture the essence of its specialty. For more information, visit the company website at Sonnhalter.com or visit the company blog at TradesmenInsights.com.