Donated cargo container to become Palatka classroom

May 8, 2015 | Press Releases

JAXPORT tenant Crowley Maritime Corporation donated a 20-foot shipping container to the Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates located in Palatka. JAXPORT also contributed, donating the cost of transporting the container to the center, where it will be used as a shop class for students enrolled in the foundation’s Home Builders Institute (HBI) Facilities Maintenance Certification program.

In the new classroom, students will practice installing insulation and sheet rock, as well as work with saws, drills and other equipment used in home improvement and construction projects.

The Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates is a not-for-profit organization providing support for students during critical transitions in their lives and careers. The Foundation provides job placement and career guidance to prepare students for careers in growing industries, including construction, science, technology and math. The center also participates in anti-bullying initiatives to empower students.

“We are very grateful to Crowley for donating the container and to JAXPORT for picking up the transportation and delivery costs,” says Douglas Beaven, President, Florida Endowment Foundation. “This container is going to help many students get their certifications, giving them an edge on the job market. We are thankful beyond words.”

Photo caption: Students at the Florida Endowment Foundation for Florida’s Graduates in Palatka prepare a cargo container for use as a classroom. The container was donated by JAXPORT tenant Crowley Maritime Corporation with JAXPORT supplying transportation.

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