While serving on the AMCA Apprenticeship Committee — he was involved with the move of the AMCA’s apprenticeship program to the East Valley Institute of Technology (EVIT) — where it is still in place today. He also served as the Chairman of the Advisory Board for the Construction Technologies Class at EVIT.
He believed the way to attract new talent into the industry was to expose students to the masonry trade in high school. In his words, “If we can interest students at this level, it is the best way to begin to fill the vast need for construction personnel and careers as all levels”.
His belief was so strong that he paid for a full-time masonry instructor at EVIT to work directly with construction students for over 5 years.
Recognized in the masonry industry… In 2007, Clem was presented with AMCA’s Leader of the Year Award. This award is to recognize a member of the masonry industry who contributes time & expertise to industry associations, plays an active role in civic & community affairs, and assists fellow industry members. In short, he or she exemplifies the very best by continually bringing credit to the industry.
Clem’s service and contributions to the masonry industry was so well respected that he also received the Arizona Masonry Guild’s Bart Del Duca Award in 2007 as well. The Arizona Masonry Guild bestows that honor upon one person in recognition of notable and outstanding performance, service or significant achievement in the masonry industry.