A very big thank you to John White for helping today. John does a great job talking to students and being real about going to work and having a career. John is a Sheet Metal Worker for Speer Mechanical.
Mr. S always tells his students that you never know when a partner might stop bye to see how the students are working, so today I did a surprise visit, guess what, every student was working on something, many were cleaning up for the day, nobody was standing in one spot for long. We get some great students from C-TEC, keep up the good work Mr. S!
Santa came to visit all the children at SMART LU#24 Christmas party! All the children got to visit with Santa 2 times and there were plenty of presents to go around. Dempsey's catered and the food was great, my favorite was the meatballs. A big thank you to Jeff Hunley & Jeff Rush for putting this party together and doing all the work for our families!
I must make an apology, after taking what I thought was many magnificent pictures, it appears I bought a camera smarter than me, because I did not take 1 picture. I know I had some really good shots, but i just did not hold that button down long enough. I am sorry, Rob Gartner.
If you or someone took a picture, please send me a copy so I can add them to this blog. Thank you
Six third year apprentices earned a welding certification today, NICE JOB!
SMART LU#24 has hundreds of certified welding working today and most of them have been tested at one of our four training centers. Many people say that being a good welder is what keep you working when times are slow.
Nice Career Fair at Scioto Tech today. Thank you to Rick Stringer for inviting the Sheet Metal Workers.
Thank you for agreeing to attend the Teays Valley HS Panel discussion. The event is hosted by Teays Valley HS (3887 State Route 752, Ashville, OH. 43103) for Juniors interested in the Building Trades. The Panel format is scheduled for Nov. 20 with the first Session starting at 8:00 am and ending at 8:45 am. Currently they have scheduled three (3) sessions
The Hilltop Community Job Fair
Held on Thursday November 15, 2018
Time is 4:00pm to 6:00pm
At Wedgewood Middle School
3800 Briggs Road, Columbus, Ohio 43228
South Western Career Academy Welding Advisory meeting was held at Columbus Sheet Metal Workrrs Apprenticeship for National Apprenticeship Week #NAW
Welding Instructor Katie Rucker ran a great meeting and looks to be getting a good start in her new position. Good job Katie.
Jeff Rowe represrnts SMART LU #24 and Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship at Carpenters NAW event. Over 1,000 students from the region came to learn about apprenticeship opertunities.
Thanks to Ledbettet - Parisis for hosting a hreat event. We have learned much about compliance from Taft Hartly to Cyber Srcurity. Great conference!
SMART LU#24 to host an event from the “City of Columbus Community Benefit Agreement” Sub-Committee. This is a “Minority Contractor Outreach Event”.
CW Park & Katie Rucker represent Columbus Sheet Metal Workers Apprenticeship (CSMWA) at the 2018 Women Build Nations Conference in Seattle WA.
Eugene Frazier and I visited and SMART LU#24 and Columbus State Community College at the Facilities Maintenance Expo. SMART LU#24 was talking about Fire Life Safety and how important the training provided at CSMWA-JATC is to the safety of our community buildings. Columbus State was talking about the skilled trades and our partnerships providing college credit to all apprentices as they go through and become a journeyperson. One of our Partner companies "Limbach" was there showcasing what they do. Limbach has 17 CSMWA students working in the Columbus Area right now.
We held a job Fair and set up in a separate room to give a 30 minute presentation. Hope to see these faces come in and apply.
Discussing Building Futures Cohort 2 and 3 as well as providing updates.
I was given an hour to talk to "Building Futures" students tonight, they look like a great group of future sheet metal workers.
Administrator and Training Coordinator of CSMWA-JATC