The Knox County Career Center Building Trades program recognized two students who earned the status of “Building Trades Elite.”
“Building Trades Elite” (BT Elite) is a program generated by Colby Clippinger, KCCC Building Trades instructor, and the KCCC Building Trades Advisory Council that began in 2019-2020. The program’s criteria centers around attendance, discipline, industry credentialing, and extracurricular activities. A point system is set up where students earn points for attendance, grades, industry credentialing, and extracurricular activities. Students can lose points for being tardy, absent, and for discipline issues. In order to earn “BT Elite” status, students must earn 250 points and must maintain 250 points or higher until graduation to keep the “BT Elite” status.
The “BT Elite” program is completely company-sponsored according to Clippinger. Students who earn “BT Elite” status are awarded a hoodie and an interview shirt. The companies pay for the hoodies and interview shirts. The hoodie has the Building Trades Elite Crest on the back along with the company sponsors. The student’s name and “BT Elite” are on the front of the hoodie. The interview shirt has “BT Elite” and the student’s name on the front.
Clippinger commented, “We appreciate the companies who have partnered with us on the “BT Elite” program. The “BT Elite” program creates a well-rounded and ready-to-hire student.”
Samantha and Andrew (both seniors) earned “BT Elite” status last week and received their hoodie and interview shirts. They join nine other seniors from the Building Trades program who earned “BT Elite” status back in early March.
KCCC & the Building Trades program would like to thank the companies who sponsor “BT Elite”. Thank you to J & B Acoustical, Ohio Contractors Association, ProTech Basement Solutions, LiUNA! Local 1216, Kokosing, Corna Kokosing, Brennstuhl Construction, Modern Builders, Gray Mechanical, United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America Local 735, and Rietschlin Construction for partnering with us!