Instructor Gregg Helmich recently talked with J Brooks (98.7 KISS Country) about the strong local need for Building Trades graduates on a What’s New at NIACC segment. He shared that his students graduate with multiple job offers and well-paying jobs.
Even more important to Helmich is that the class begins to feel like a family, students have each other’s back and work as a team. Besides the expected skills like carpentry, concrete formwork, framing, cabinetry, and millwork, students also learn how to work with people who may be different from themselves, build a crew mentality, and enhance their drive and motivation. In short, they love their work.
The class also has a lot of fun and each year participates in contests, building exercises, and usually a trip to the World of Concrete Expo in Las Vegas.
Did we mention that you can also participate in this program tuition free! That’s right, this program is covered by the Future Ready Iowa Last Dollar Scholarship, but you must submit your FAFSA and NIACC application by August 1, 2022, to be eligible.