· Rassawek Ventures – Nonprofit

Our Mission

Our mission at Rassawek Ventures is to preserve traditional skills and crafts to educate and inspire our future.

In today’s society and technological advances, there is a greater push every day on a four-year college education and white-collar careers. While receiving a four-year degree is completely respectable, this is creating an increasing gap in industrial talent and craftsmanship. Our goal at Rassawek Ventures is to bring awareness around vocational education and to see the value of working with your hands. We want to show future generations that a career in trades can be a rewarding and fulfilling path to take.

Throughout the year, Rassawek Ventures, puts on two major festivals – the Rassawek Spring Jubilee and the Rassawek Autumn Festival. These two events were created to bring awareness to craftsmanship, arts, trades and more. We will be showcasing trade skill demonstrations throughout the events including but not limited to lineman demonstrations, welding, sawmill, blacksmithing, mechanic and more.

The proceeds from these two events will go towards scholarships for those wanting to attend a trade school.

Giving Back

Spring Jubilee &  Autumn Festival combined, we donated over $25,000 annually to local non-profits who helped with the festival and bring awareness around our mission of supporting vocational education. Here are a list of our 2022 donation recipients:

  • Goochland Career & Technical Education Center
  • Goochland FFA
  • Goochland Company 4
  • The Fisher House
  • Second Union Rosenwald School
  • Cartersville Ruritan Club
  • BARK
  • Lousia County Historical Society
  • Journey House

Our 2022 Scholarship Recipient was  Benjamin R. McCay who attending the Certified Pipe Welder Program at the Kentucky Welding Institute.

Our 2021 Scholarship Recipient was Tyler Lafoon who attended the University of Northwestern Ohio for a degree in Diesel Technology. Tyler will graduate in the Spring of 2023 and plans to use his degree to work on Semi Trucks as well as Agriculture Equipment.

Blacksmith - Rassawek
Blacksmith - Rassawek