Scott Ciupak presents John Winarski with plaque
May 27, 2014
-- Students from the Construction Technology course at the Hammond Area Career Center recently presented Local 599 of the Indiana/Kentucky/
Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters (IKORCC) with a plaque as a way to thank the carpenters for their continuous support.
The Construction Technology course, open to Lake County high school juniors and seniors, teaches students the hands-on skills needed for entry-level construction positions and allows students to earn Home Builder’s Institute (HBI) Carpentry Basic Certification.
Over the past 5 years, the IKORCC has donated team t-shirts for the students to wear at state-level SkillsUSA competitions. Additionally, many of the students who graduate from the Construction Technology course move forward in their construction careers as carpenters with the IKORCC.
“Some of our best students go on to work for the IKORCC,” said Construction Technology instructor Scott Ciupak. “I am actually a graduate of this course and the IKORCC apprenticeship training. I think it’s very important to provide a real-life perspective to students who want to go from the classroom and dive right into the carpentry industry. Local 599 has done so much over the years to support the students through donations, offering employment to our graduates and sending guest speakers into our class to help the students better understand the ins and outs of carpentry as a profession. It’s been an honor working with such a fantastic group of people, and we presented them with a plaque as a way to express our gratitude.”
Ohio Regional Council of Carpenters represents more than 32,000 professional tradespeople in 43 locals in Indiana, Ohio, Kentucky and parts of West Virginia and Tennessee. A proud affiliate of the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, which has a century-plus tradition of representing the best of the building trades, the council works in partnership with more than 30,000 contractors, helping them find the best possible talent for their projects. The hallmark of the regional council is three-fold: training, professionalism and partnerships for economic development.