CAREERS IN CONSTRUCTION MONTH
Careers in Construction Month is a nationwide campaign observed in October to spread awareness around construction careers and to inspire the next generation of craft professionals.
We chose to celebrate CICM this year by spotlighting a few of our teammates who have entered the workforce and continue to successfully build upon their career paths within our industry.
Kicking us off was Foreman, Tony Carpino who is no stranger to construction. Tony was introduced to the industry from a friend, and through the consistency and challenging nature of the work, he landed on the electrical field for his path. His advice to someone starting out in construction is to be open to new opportunities and to not hesitate to learn from those who have gone before you.
Tony confidently shares, “I can be an electrician anywhere, but at K2 Electric you’re treated like family”. We are proud to have Tony as part of our organization and for the positive impact he makes in our industry.
Jeremy Keehn, Service Technician, has been with K2 Electric for four years and in the industry for fourteen. Jeremy initially worked in the restaurant industry as a kitchen manager but grew tired of the schedule and time away from his family.
His father-in-law introduced him to the electrical industry and offered to show him the ropes. Through his guidance, and Jeremy’s natural love for working with his hands, it was just the change he was seeking. At the time, being so new to construction he was impressed with the accessibility to training and schooling offered through apprenticeship programs and dove right in.
Today, some of Jeremy’s favorite moments come when navigating what the customer needs and ultimately providing quality results. There is a sense of gratification for him as things come together, work properly, and solve a problem.
Entering his 2nd year as an Apprentice, Isaiah Kennedy has taken every opportunity to learn all he can to succeed in the field. Due to the unique nature of his schedule of hopping around to a number of job sites weekly, Isaiah said this adaptability has been the best way to gain a better understanding of processes from the variety of people he works alongside.
“The balance between working with your brain and your hands is perfect as an electrician. There is always a complication you come across that you have to work through, and in my past working with cars I found it all can just become muscle memory. Here, the troubleshooting is different and I really like that,” he explains. He also goes on to add that the crossover of the skills he learns in the classroom of his apprenticeship program with @WECA_inc and the field have helped him feel confident in tackling these solvable problems.
We are proud Isaiah chose to get his start in the industry with us, and are excited to see all of the things he will accomplish as he works his way to reach his goal of becoming a Journeyman.
Meet Foreman, JT Dolinich from our Tucson division. His advocacy for K2 Electric was inspired by his father and uncle who also work with us, explaining that they both would come home raving about how much they love what they do and the culture they are a part of at work. Excited for his own career with us, JT joined our team 5 years ago and has watched his role within the company progress quickly as he has gone from Apprentice to Journeyman, and has now taken on the duty of Foreman.
Apart from work he loves playing basketball with his friends, doing anything outdoorsy, and jokes that one day he’ll make it to Philadelphia for an Eagles game (he’s a huge fan but has yet to see them play in person).
Although the close of October 2022 brought our journey of highlighting these different careers in construction to an end, we are forever grateful and proud to feature every member of K2 that has joined our team as they grow in the industry.
If you are interested in joining our team, please check out our careers page!