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Construction faculty, student attend Vinyl Siding Institute training session

Faculty members Garret L. Graff (standing, third from left) and Clifford J. Jones (standing, third from right), along with student Daun Williamson (standing, second from left), gather with classmates during their recent professional development opportunity.
Faculty members Garret L. Graff (standing, third from left) and Clifford J. Jones (standing, third from right), along with student Daun Williamson (standing, second from left), gather with classmates during their recent professional development opportunity.

Two members of the Penn College building construction technology faculty and a student attended the Vinyl Siding Institute’s recent three-day “Train the Trainer” course, returning to campus certified to share their skills with students and colleagues alike.

Garret L. Graff, assistant professor; Clifford J. Jones, instructor; and Daun Williamson, a building construction technology student from Linden, were among more than a dozen participants (representing nearly 400 years of combined industry experience) who traveled to Sidney, Ohio, for intensive in-person training from Nov. 2-4.

The session is a continuation of the college’s partnership with the national trade association, which blossomed with certification of 29 students as VSI-recognized installers – Williamson included – during a September event on campus.
Photo provided by Rob Balfanz, VSI’s director of workforce development (front row, far right)

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