Meet GLY's Bob Davis, who completed his apprenticeship one year ago. Now a Carpenter Foreman, Bob strongly encourages others to consider an apprenticeship in construction.
"Natural talent will only take you so far. Skill is based on training and gives you and the firm you're working for that competitive edge. Be sure to take full advantage of the training opportunities that the apprenticeship program has to offer!" #NAW2018
Meet GLY Apprentice Tyler Richardson. Tyler learned about construction at an early age from his father, Terry Richardson, his uncle, Joey Mills, and family friend, Rick Woods. Recognize those names? All three are current GLY team members! His biggest role model is his father, who taught him to work hard, be humble and learn as much as he can ... qualities that every apprentice must have.
Naturally, Tyler wanted to pursue a career in construction and is now in his 2nd Period. When asked what surprised him most about the program, he said "The amount of unity on the jobsite. Everyone is there to do the same job. If I am struggling, another trade will step in to help me. I have made many friends that I can depend on outside of work as well." hashtag#NAW2018
Interested in becoming an apprentice? Check out this useful handbook! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQJnL
Apprenticeships are unique in that you EARN while you LEARN. There's no better way to learn a trade and start a life-long career than getting real life, hands-on experience. As an apprentice in construction, you get to problem solve with some of the best ... and get paid along the way!
GLY's Matt Limes has been an apprentice for about three years and hopes to be a Superintendent someday. After serving in the military, Matt moved to Washington and joined the Carpenters Union. In his first year, he was able to work under the mentorship of a good friend. Now at GLY, Matt says "The mentoring mentality continues. My General Foreman and Superintendent consistently help advance my skill-set and give me a better understanding of what it means to be a quality construction worker."
Happy National Apprenticeship Week! We're celebrating the hard work of each and every one of our 80+ apprentices, the apprentices that have journeyed out, and the many team members that play a role in training, teaching and mentoring. Meet Carpenter Foreman Elie Egan, who completed the apprenticeship program in June. Elie signed up for the Carpenters Apprenticeship after considering a complete change in career paths. After getting some construction experience under her belt, she became fascinated with the sheer amount of skills, knowledge, planning and coordination required to raise a building—and she was officially hooked. Elie feels lucky and excited to be part of the construction world since she knows she will never have a boring day. There is always more to learn ... and there will always be new challenges.
Visit GLY tomorrow at the National Apprenticeship Celebration at the Sno-Isle Skills Center between 3 and 7 pm! Current and past apprentices will be there to share their experiences and answer any questions! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSH3
As one of the newest Mary's Place Board Members, GLY CEO Jim Karambelas reflects on the organization's approach to addressing homelessness in Seattle—as well as the amazing things a community of like-minded firms can accomplish when joining forces for a common goal. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSe4
Congratulations to the NAIOP Night of the Stars award recipients! The November 2 gala was one for the books as GLY's Charlie Hafenbrack was honored in a very special way. NAIOPWA renamed the Judges’ Innovation Award, a category created to elevate and honor special projects that stand outside typical development categories, in honor of Charlie and his contributions to NAIOPWA throughout his career. Thanks Charlie for all you do! Additional congrats to the Lincoln Square Expansion team, who took home the Mixed-Use Development of the Year award. http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQSBT
Are you considering an apprenticeship in construction? Visit GLY at the second annual National Apprenticeship Week celebration in Everett on Thursday, November 8! Several GLY employees will be there to share their experiences and the many benefits of the apprenticeship program. Plus, you can look forward to free food, engaging panel discussions, hands-on demonstrations and raffle prizes!http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxbW
For decades, highrise core construction involved small, crowded platforms and long waits as the crane lifted formwork. On Block 21, an innovative new system is making a big impact on safety and productivity. Get the scoop in GLY's latest Think. Blog post! http://glassdoor.com/slink.htm?key=vQxs7