Careers in Construction Month: Kevin Smith
For Kevin Smith, Workforce Development Specialist, the greatest part of working in construction is “the sense of accomplishment at the end of each day when you can look back at what you’ve built and have pride in your work”.
Why did you choose a career in the construction industry?
Honestly, I fell into the industry. My father is a Journeyman Electrician and when I was younger, I would help him on his side jobs. In a sense, I followed in his footsteps.
How do you feel your role contributes to the company’s overall well-being or purpose?
I am able to leverage thirteen years of knowledge and field experience on a daily basis to assist the company in developing a qualified workforce that fulfills our manpower needs enabling us to be efficient and profitable.
What would you say to those who may not have considered a career within the construction industry?
This is an amazing opportunity to learn a specialized skill in a trade that you can always fall back on, regardless of where life may take you.