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Apprenticeship Coordinator/Carpenter #1050

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Apprenticeship Coordinator/Carpenter #1050

This carpenter once had plans to become a politician. After high school, he began studying politics at a community college and soon lost interest. He always enjoyed shop class in high school and decided to try a career in that field.

He worked as a bricklayer before going to work for his father-in-law's house remodeling business. Eventually, he studied as a carpentry apprentice and worked as a carpenter for 15 years.

His professional life came full circle when he was hired to coordinate that same apprenticeship program.

When he's not working, he enjoys going for rides on his Harley, watching NASCAR races and taking his son fishing.

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