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Construction Management Program Earns Elite Achievements

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Construction Management is one of Wentworth’s most popular programs. The blend of coursework and hands-on learning has a proven track record of success: graduates report a 100% employment rate and strong starting salaries at some of the most recognized companies in the region.  

And this summer the program added to its success with accolades at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. 

Two undergraduate Construction Management majors received the Moles Charitable Fund Annual Scholarship. Chaise Kakuk ’23 and Nicholas Shurling ’23 will each receive $12,500 to continue their education in construction and infrastructure. Both are members of the Wentworth Construction Management Club’s Executive Board. 

The Moles, a national fraternal organization, recognized the juniors for their academic achievement, commitment and interest in the Heavy Construction Industry. 

At the graduate level, the Construction Management program was re-accredited by the American Council for Construction Education (ACCE). Wentworth is the only university in New England—and one of five in the country—to earn this distinction. The program is currently rated #2 in the region for construction management master's degrees by College Factual. 

“I am very pleased and proud of the accomplishments of our students and faculty,” said School of Management Interim Dean Ilyas Bhatti. “Our CM faculty continue to forge ahead with cutting edge technology in the construction management program, and the reaccreditation of the master's degree…provides solid evidence of our faculty’s commitment to delivering high quality education that is unmatched in the region.” 

Such success is more important than ever. The Boston Globe estimates that Massachusetts will receive $9 billion from the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act of 2020. Part of a larger bill allocating $1.2 trillion to fix the nation’s crumbling infrastructure, these dollars will play a large role in fixing Boston’s highways, bridges, tunnels, and more. With recent accolades and others in place, Wentworth co-op students and graduates are poised to play key roles in the effort to revitalize our city.