A $10,000 Workforce Development Scholarship was presented to DeShawn Esdaile to attend the New Jersey Academy of Home Inspectors. The presentation was made during a recent Asbury Park City Council meeting.
During the Sept. 28 Asbury Park City Council Meeting, residential developer K. Hovnanian presented a $10,000 Workforce Development Scholarship to DeShawn Esdaile to attend the New Jersey Academy of Home Inspectors.
Esdaile is a city resident and a graduate of Asbury Park High School
The scholarship was created through a workforce agreement as part of K. Hovnanian’s development of The Cove townhouses where the city of Asbury Park required the developer to provide internship, mentorship and apprenticeship opportunities to local individuals in order to develop the 48-luxury townhouse project.
Esdaile was one of the top candidates chosen to be employed by the firm during the construction of the ‘The Cove’ development project in Asbury Park. Through this program Esdaile learned about the land development process, daily operations of a construction firm as well as providing support to the firm’s professional planners, designers and senior staff. His work was considered exemplary during the course of the project. He is currently enrolled in school to become a housing inspector.
“We congratulate DeShawn Esdaile on this scholarship and are pleased that we were able to provide this opportunity through K. Hovnanian,” Mayor John Moor said. “Other developers in the Waterfront Redevelopment Area are required to run similar programs which we hope will result in additional internship and apprenticeship opportunities for local residents.”
Individuals interested in participating in future construction related career development can contact the Community Development Director Robert Goodman at 732-502-5741.