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 who inspired you to pursue apprenticeship?
I wanted to be a lineman and this is one of the big steps I had to take.
Where do you work and what is your role?
I work at Vaughn Industries as a journeyman lineman.
What’s your favorite part of your job?
Learning every day and teaching others. I am currently an apprenticeship instructor and like teaching others about the trade.
What’s the most difficult part of your job?
The physical and mental aspect of the working conditions.
What did it mean to receive a paycheck while training?
It means a lot to earn while you learn.
What is the best way to attract more talented apprentices like yourself?
The best way to attract more apprentices like myself and to inform the community is through social media.
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About Vaughn Industries, LLC
Vaughn Industries, LLC is a contractor based in Carey, Ohio providing nationwide construction of Building Tomorrow’s Energy Resources. From the first residential electrical job that Founder, Ron Vaughn, performed over 53 years ago, our services have grown into the industrial/commercial sectors, including electrical, mechanical (HVAC and Pipefitting), plumbing, high voltage substation, high voltage transmission and distribution, and renewable energy construction. We are ranked 109 out of the 600 specialty contractors by McGraw-Hill ENR. Vaughn Industries currently employs over 550 full-time employees between the corporate office in Carey, Ohio and our central Ohio office in Lewis Center.