Cleveland Job Corps Center

Cleveland Job Corps Bricklayer’s Visit Active Construction Site

September 8th, 2017

CJCC Bricklayer’s Visit Active Construction Site

On Friday, July 11, 2017, the Cleveland Job Corps Center’s Bricklaying trade was invited by the Albert M. Higley Company to visit an active construction site of the new Whitney M. Young Middle School.

When the students arrived, Local 5 Bricklayers with the LMR Construction Company were laying the block walls for the exterior of the school. They met Subcontractor Relationship Advocate for the AM Higley company, Cesar Sepulveda; and Site Superintendent, Dan Radovick who oriented the students about the worksite. The two men discussed the complexity of construction projects and how math and geometry skills were essential in being able to perform the work.

Once on the worksite, students met Job Foreman, Frank Brooks and Local 5 Business Agent, Jairo Cabrera. They spoke to the students about the work being performed for the construction of the school and the expectations employers had for new apprentices on the worksite. Mr. Cabrera stated that one key to success is to show up early to a job, instead of showing up just on time.

“The visit was a great opportunity to see professional tradesmen at work,” expressed student, Deanthony Smith. He appreciated their professionalism and the motivation they gave him to work hard on his goal of becoming a union bricklayer. “I have a clearer understanding of the expectations of the workplace, and I plan to model the behaviors I saw today,” said student, Gregory Calloway. All the representatives from the Albert M. Higley company, LMR Construction, and Local 5 Bricklayer’s Union were impressed with the professionalism of the students while they visited the worksite.