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More Skilled Hands

More Skilled Hands

Front row: (L to R) Tiana Williams, Cornelius Day, Wendi Rogers, Chad Crimm, Kyle Alderman, Tyriq Martin, and Larry Terrell (CEO)
Back row: (L to R) Danny Brunt (VP of Human Resources), Jemetrius Haynes, Carl Bibbs (Instructor), Yolanza Chambers, and Curtis Turnbo (Recruiting and Training Manager)

Our second class of skilled plumbers have graduated and are off to jobsites across the Southeast.
The Plumbing Apprenticeship program, held on the Holmes Community College – Attala Campus in Kosciusko, Miss., requires each student to complete 16-weeks of NCCER curriculum based course work and on-the-job training. The students become employees upon graduation and immediately leave to begin their new careers in the workforce. Curtis Turnbo, Ivey Mechanical’s Recruiting and Training Manager sees first hand the impact the program has on our skilled labor, “Our apprentice program has gradually decreased our unskilled workforce by providing an opportunity and career path to both present and newly hired employees. This allows Ivey to actively address the issues and impact of a skilled labor shortage and also to compete for available skilled workers in our industry.”