Kalkreuth Partnering with Local School
October 2017 – East Coast Metal Systems (ECMS) and Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal (KRSM) have been working closely with local schools and colleges regarding opportunities within their Drafting, Auto-CAD and Career and Technical Education programs (CTE).
CTE is coursework that helps students receive a post-secondary degree or industry-recognized certificate or credential, otherwise known as programs of study. CTE gives high school students the chance to get ahead and start preparing for college and careers with experience in actual working situations while gaining knowledge about their chosen industry. From school to school, these programs differ but they offer the potential benefits of either entering the workforce directly out of high school or earning college credits toward their chosen post-secondary program.
Although this is still in the beginning phases, ECMS has had the opportunity to tour the John Marshall High School facility and John Marshall CTE Administrators have toured the ECMS facility. Research is also underway to examine whether local school curriculums are compatible with industry standards. Students who are currently interested in a Drafting and Engineering profession may feel that they must move in order to obtain a lucrative career. ECMS and KRSM are striving to make students aware of local career opportunities in an overall goal of supporting local institutions in efforts to educate our community’s youth and provide opportunities for students to intern throughout the summer months or start a career. Current openings are within the sheet metal fabrication shop at ECMS in Triadelphia, WV and within the submittal department at KRSM headquarters in Wheeling, WV.
Both East Coast Metal Systems and Kalkreuth Roofing and Sheet Metal are looking forward to opportunities to support local CTE Programs.