Aaron and Steve share their experience and advice for Apprentices to make it through their apprenticeship, and for people entering the trade to get acclimated to the culture of construction. They gave a plethora of great advice about how to network and build your reputation, how to make the most of your apprenticeship and learning […]
The NWCI Podcast discusses topics relevant to the Apprenticeship, Unions, and the Trades. We have special guests from inside the company and in the field, and post weekly. Click on the name of the podcast to listen or download.
NWCI Podcast #10- Jason Reynolds – Mass Timber
Jason Reynolds, Senior Director of the Eastern Division at the Woodworks Wood Products Council, joins the NWCI Podcast to discuss Mass Timber and CLT. We discuss the Woodworks Wood Product Council, the Mass Timber Movement’s past and future, and talk about upcoming Workshops and training for Mass Timber construction
NWCI Podcast #9 – Total Station with Eric Torset
Addison talks with Eric Torset, Instructor out of the North Puget Sound, about Total Station. We go over the different layout technologies used in training, and talk about the Apprentice and Continuing Ed courses available for the Total Station technology.
NWCI Podcast #8- Apprenticeship Experiences with Aaron Combs and Steve Anderson
Addison talks with Aaron Combs and Steve Anderson, the NWCI Education and Technology Team, about their experiences in their respective apprenticeship programs. Aaron was an apprentice in the late 90s in Alaska, and Steve was an apprentice in the late 80s in Washington. We dive deep about their takeaways, advice, and how they see the […]
NWCI Podcast #7 – Mark Carpenter
Addison talks with Mark Carpenter, the new Pre-Apprenticeship Instructor. We talk about his experience in the trades, his teaching philosophy, technology in the Carpentry field, and his other passion- Music and Sound.
NWCI Podcast #6 – Brandon Bell
This week, Addison talks with Brandon Bell – Scaffold Erector Instructor and Scheduler for NWCI out of the North Puget Sound Training Centers. We go in depth on his history as a Scaffold Erector, the Scaffolding Trade, as well as his experiences as Scheduler and Instructor for NWCI.
NWCI Podcast #5 – Cindy Gaudio
We sit down with Cindy Gaudio, Coordinator of the Carpenter Apprenticeship out of Renton. We discuss her role as Coordinator, her history in the trades, and the future of Training, including Technology advancements and the upcoming new Dupont Training Center.
NWCI Podcast #4- Roger Skaer
We interviewed Roger Skaer, instructor for NWCI out of the Kennewick office, for this episode of the NWCI Podcast. We dive into his vast carpentry experience, pick his brain about the future of the trades, and unwrap his philosophy towards technology in his classroom.
NWCI Podcast #3 – Marianna Talbott
In this episode, we interview Marianna from the Pre-Apprenticeship and Outreach department, and discuss the Pre-Apprenticeship Program, Harassment and Discrimination, and learn a bit more about Marianna.
NWCI Podcast #2- Dan Johnson
This week we talk with Dan Johnson, Coordinator of the LADS program. We discuss the future of the trades, the upcoming launch of the NWCI Dupont Building, and learn a bit more about the man himself.