April 2021 | Spring Issue
ABC/GCI Virtual Open House

Interested in learning more about Gould Construction Institute? Do you have questions about what classes we offer? Stop by the VIRTUAL OPEN HOUSE on May 12th!

Some of the things we will talk about:
  • School Info
  • Meet the teachers
  • Rules & Expectations
  • Schedule and Supplies
  • What you will learn
  • Grading Policies
  • Important Forms
  • Q&A
What a Year and a Pandemic Will Do - the journey through teaching virtually
by Jeff Cournoyer, Education Coordinator
"We recognize the one anniversary of our world transforming overnight, literally, no hyperbole. One day millions were heading to work, waiting for the school bus, attending face-to-face meetings, socializing families and friends, and generally interacting with other
humans as encoded into the human essence. 24-hours later, terms like remote learning, virtual meetings, sharing screens, mute, chat, Zoom, and Go To Meeting barged into our collective vocabulary. There was a new norm, and not everyone liked it."
New GCI Board Members for 2021
GCI is proud and excited to welcome these eight new members to the 2021 Board of Trustees!

John Cruz, Cruz Construction
Daniel DeLuca, Tocco Building Systems
Gary Gauthier, International Code Council
John Hardacre, Greater Lawrence Technical School
Darrell LeMar, Wentworth Institute of Technology
Michael Payton, Yankee Sprinkler
Ken Tyburski, Notch Mechanical Constructors
Vera Vadeboncoeur, Fernandes Masonry
During the 2020-2021 school year, we asked our GCI instructors to nominate outstanding apprentices to be highlighted and celebrated for their hard work in class! While all of GCI students are "rockstars" in our eyes, here is the list of individuals nominated as the GCI's 2021 Rockstar Apprentices!
Are you finishing up your last year with Gould Construction Institute? Then this message is for you!

We want to hear from you! Send us a photo of you on the job so we can highlight your success as a trade apprentice/student! Click below to download & complete the questionnaire, then email allison@gwgci.org with your entry. We can't wait to celebrate you!
"So, You Say That You Are
Not a Teacher..."
by Jeff Cournoyer, Education Coordinator
“I am not a trained teacher. I’m a tradesman, never went to college or took any education classes in my life,” states the level four instructor, attending a voluntary video chat among his peers. “I worked with my hands and I know my trade backward and forward, but I don’t know how to teach a class.”
How do you take your coffee?
Do you follow us on social media? Join the GCI community to stay in the know! Keep up to date with all the latest from GCI, PLUS chances to win prizes, just like GCI student Kelly Sorelle, who won this awesome GCI Merch! Follow us ASAP...there will be another flash giveaway sometime in April!
If you have read all the way to the end...wow, you're awesome!
Send us a DM on Instagram with the code word "APRILFOOLS!" to enter to win the same prize pack above PLUS a $50 GCI gift card to be used toward any GCI class!

Bonus: Like some photos on our profile for unlimited additional entries! 1 LIKE=1 ENTRY. Must be following @GWGCI on Instagram to win. The winner will be drawn on Monday 4/5. Good luck!