The Maryland Center for Construction Education & Innovation was created to align the industry's changing workforce needs with Maryland's education offerings. We aim to create a world-class education system for the built environment.
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April 7, 2015
Everyday Heroes

  On Tuesday, March 30th, MCCEI staff participated in Dulaney High School's advisory board meeting for its HVAC program. Educators, business owners, board members, parents, and students came together for a common cause, to help grow the HVAC program.

 

  Dulaney's HVAC program has grown significantly and will soon outgrow its classroom and lab space.  The students are so driven to help this program succeed; they've stepped up and have been the main factor in helping it thrive.  The HVAC students teamed up with the AV classes to produce commercials that air on the morning announcements, speak at PTA meetings, and come in on Saturdays to work on projects that improve their lab and shop space. However, we learned that the most successful form of advertisement was just talking to their friends. Their excitement for this program has been addictive, with more people joining each year, to the point that their first and second level classes are filled to capacity.


  
One of the biggest draws to the program has been the teacher, Mr. Jamie Gaskin. Students described him as a father figure and he tries his hardest to get students who want a job placed after high school. He requires all students to become OSHA-10 certified and senior year the curriculum is the same as a first year apprentice, so all students can jump to 2nd year when they graduate.

 

  The main point is that this small program, the only one offered in Baltimore County public schools, is growing because of the student's interest and excitement about the field. They are the future of this industry and they are being nurtured by an everyday hero like Mr. Gaskin. This is a great example of a program that is working to fill Maryland's talent development pipeline on a shoestring budget, fueled by passion.  

 

Programs like HVAC at Dulaney are championed by everyday heroes all over Maryland, and they would welcome your participation.  We ask you, what are you doing to become a Gaskin?

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