The Barr Construction Institute, the education arm, of
the Associated Builders and Contractors, Cumberland Valley Chapter, held its
annual apprenticeship graduation on Thursday evening, May 26th. 

Special Guest attending the evening festivities
included Secretary Kelly Schulz, Maryland Dept. Labor Licensing &
Regulations (DLLR), Bill Taylor; Chairman Maryland Apprenticeship &
Training Council and Dan Belcher; Director of Workforce Development, National
Center Construction Education & Research (NCCER) Alachua, FL.

Graduating from the program were a total of twenty-one
students in three occupations.

ELECTRICAL
Toby Brechbill            Antietam Electrical
Robert Cannedy                      Frederick Electric
Tyler Lewis                             Ellsworth Electric
Corey Marriott                        Fireline Corporation
Tyler Mayhew                         Shifler Electrical Assoc.
Mark McClain                         Antietam Electrical
Eric McCusker                        Ellsworth Electric
Doug Morgan                          Tri-State Controls
Brandon Mullins                     CECO
John Stouffer                          CMG Electric             
Michael Tyeryar                     Frederick Electric


HVAC-R
Benjamin Bortzfield               Stouffer Mechanical
Thomas Bowman                    FEMA
Sean Clemons                         Frederick Co. Schools
Hector Fourquet                      NIST
Lewis Goshen                         Stouffer Mechanical
Kenneth Killian                       Stouffer Mechanical
Kevin Weadon                        Matan
Maxwell Yeater                      Your Comfort Services

PLUMBING
Zachary Duffin                       Shapiro & Duncan
Caleb Todd                             Williams Plumbing


The Barr Construction Institute offers a great alternative to students not
interested in attending college or traditional education environments.  Students who graduate from this program and meet all requirements are considered journey-level technicians within their specified area of study.  These students
have completed “The Other Four-Year Degree”.

 Also recognized during the ceremonies were students who achieved perfect attendance. 
One year perfect attendance; Thomas Smith and Shane Summers, Morgan
Keller Inc; David Tolson, Summit Electric and Brett Deschapelles.  Two years perfect attendance Cory Horton, Kelscott Electric and Caleb Todd, Williams Plumbing. 
 Three years perfect attendance, James Thomas,
and special recognition to Maxwell Yeater, Your Comfort Services for achieving
four years of Perfect Attendance. 

The Barr Construction Institute is accepting applications for fall enrollment and can be reached at 301-739-1190 or email to kathy@abccvc.com.