OhioMeansJobs hosted a seminar of over 20 counties for their workforce staff during a season where work opportunities seem scarce. Fortunately, for OhioMeansJobs, IKORCC’s Lee Daher was at the ready to provide answers to the organization.
Lee has spent the last 20 years in the Brotherhood, five of which as a Business Agent. During the presentation, his personal anecdotes about time in the apprenticeship program appealed to the audience and he explained that a couple of injuries set him back graduating on time. He was never discouraged, though, and the apprenticeship program was flexible to ensure he graduated. Lee assured the group that all safety measures are in place but carpentry is definitely a “full-contact sport” and training is taken very seriously. He shared that the persistence and drive of the individual student will carry that apprentice through the program and career with much more ease. He continued to explain that each training center is standardized across the country due to instructor training that takes place and the International Training Center in Las Vegas.
Information provided to area organizations like this is crucial in educating people on who we are. This presentation is one-step forward to forming a symbiotic relationship with OhioMeansJobs. The organization, along with IKORCC, share mutual goals of strengthening Ohio’s workforce and the state at large.
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Co-authored by Giana Parsons