David Reinbold, administrative director of Carbon Career and Technical Institute, received recognition from Insulators Local 23 for his cooperation in helping to bring building and construction trade apprenticeships to the school.

John Unangst, apprenticeship coordinator of Insulators Local 23, and William Hill Jr, instructor of Insulators Local 23, presented Reinbold with a recognition plaque "for the time and effort and the opportunity he (Reinbold) gave the Northeastern Pennsylvania Building and Construction Apprenticeship Program to participate and partner with CCTI."

He added that Insulators Local 23, "Recognizes David Reinbold as technical educator and administrator of the year for the school year 2010 through 2011."

Insulators Local 23 of Heat and Frost Insulators work with CCTI and other schools to bring building and construction trade apprenticeships to students. With this, students can receive certifications in OSHA 10 (Occupational Safety and Health Administration), fall protection, and scaffolding.

"This particular program, what it will do is, it will enable the students to give them a step up and give them an opportunity to apply to building and construction trades or manufacturing," said Unangst.

Hill stated that students with these certifications will have an advantage when applying for the trade. These students will have certifications that others may not have and contractors will have to pay for those other people to get the certifications.

Unangst and Hill plan to go around to the school districts in Carbon County to inform the students about these apprenticeships and certifications and offer them the opportunity to have these certifications.

"We reach out to the students and we do not exclude anyone," Hill said. "All students including technical students and college preparation students can take these certifications."

Reinbold was being recognized because of his work on bringing the building and construction trade apprenticeships to CCTI. Reinbold was the first administrator to work to implement it. He contacted the school districts in Carbon County and worked to get them involved.

"We have to promote the apprenticeship programs. They are unbelievable," stated Reinbold.

"Mr. Unangst and Mr. Hill have been instrumental in bringing apprenticeship training opportunities to the students of Carbon County. We are grateful that they chose to partner with CCTI to promote the construction trades certification and apprenticeship programs that will enable our students to have a clear pathway to careers in the construction trades."