Matthew Williams – Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

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Matthew Williams, age 17 Miami Valley Career Technology Center Student Pre-Apprentice at Ferguson Construction   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I learned about apprenticeship during Sophomore Career Days at MVCTC. What or who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship? My father inspired me. He pushed me to do well my junior year at MVCTC so … Continue reading Matthew Williams – Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

The Poeppelman Brothers: A Family of Successful Apprentices – Parent Perspective

The Poeppelman Brothers - A Family of Successful Apprentices Dorothy Poeppelman, a college graduate and mother of three successful apprentices, shared the unique story the Poeppelman brothers have about their experience with apprenticeship. Dorothy's three sons, Ryan (26), Eric (23), and Craig (20), all graduated from Upper Valley Career Center (UVCC) and began their careers as … Continue reading The Poeppelman Brothers: A Family of Successful Apprentices – Parent Perspective

Alexis Miller – Carpentry Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

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Alexis Miller, age 17 Miami Valley Career Technology Center Student Carpentry Pre-Apprentice at Ferguson Construction Company   How did you learn about apprenticeship? Mr. Kramer and Mr. Ewry explained everything I needed to know to get started in apprenticeship. What or who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship? My family and Mr. Kramer. Where do you work … Continue reading Alexis Miller – Carpentry Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Kyle Moomaw – Registered Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

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Kyle Moomaw, Age 20 Smithville High School Graduate Registered Apprentice at LuK USA, LLC   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I learned about the apprenticeship program through my grandpa. He does robotics through LuK at a school. What or who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship? Being able to work with my hands and getting paid … Continue reading Kyle Moomaw – Registered Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Vaughn Industries on Apprenticeship – Company Perspective

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Vaughn Industries Vaughn Industries employs 115 full-time apprentices in their High Voltage Substation Electrician, Electrician, Sheet Metal Worker, and Pipefitter programs. Vaughn Industries has an approved satellite training facility of Marion Technical College to help recruit talented workers. Megan King, the Apprenticeship Coordinator, sits on the Delaware, Sentinel, Millstream, and Fort Hayes advisory boards to ensure continuous collaboration … Continue reading Vaughn Industries on Apprenticeship – Company Perspective

Gabe Serna – Welding Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

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Gabe Serna, age 19 Upper Valley Career Center Graduate Second-year Welding Apprentice at Kerber Metal Fabricators   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I saw the welding program during my freshman year of high school. At the time, I didn’t know much about welding but I decided to check it out through a field trip … Continue reading Gabe Serna – Welding Apprentice – Student Apprentice Perspective

Austin Atkins – Mechanical Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

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Austin Atkins, age 19 Miami Valley Career Technology Center Student Pre-Apprentice at Applied Mechanical Systems   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I learned about apprenticeship through Miami Valley Career and Technology Center. What or who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship? I wanted to get an early start and have a job right out of … Continue reading Austin Atkins – Mechanical Pre-Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

Michael Pacinda – Journeyman Lineman and Apprentice Instructor – Student Apprentice Perspective

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Michael Pacinda, age 28 Pickaway-Ross Career and Technology Center Graduate Journeyman Lineman and Apprenticeship Instructor at Vaughn Industries, LLC   How did you learn about apprenticeship? Megan King, the Apprenticeship Coordinator from Vaughn Industries, came into our lineman class at Pickaway Ross Career Center to talk about the opportunities and what apprenticeship was. What or … Continue reading Michael Pacinda – Journeyman Lineman and Apprentice Instructor – Student Apprentice Perspective

Alicia Armstrong – Purchasing Assistant – Student Apprentice Perspective

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Alicia Armstrong, age 25 Sentinel Career Center Graduate Assistant in Purchasing at Vaughn Industries   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I learned about the apprenticeship through my career center.   Vaughn Industries came into talk to my class about the opportunities.   What or who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship? I really wanted to be an … Continue reading Alicia Armstrong – Purchasing Assistant – Student Apprentice Perspective

Nathan Gray – Tool & Die Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective

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Nathan Gray, 20 years old Medina County Career Center Graduate Tool & Die Apprentice, LuK USA, LLC   How did you learn about apprenticeship? I learned about the apprenticeship at LuK through my dad, who works there. What or who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship? Many things inspired me to become an apprentice, like learning … Continue reading Nathan Gray – Tool & Die Apprentice – Student Apprentice and Parent Perspective