Alabama Construction News

JUL-SEP 2017

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22 AL CONSTRUCTION NEWS JUL-SEP 2017 MEET THE INSTRUCTORS LARRY GLENN HARRIS ELECTRICAL INSTRUCTOR Larry Glenn serves as electrical instructor at the Academy of Craft Training. Harris previous served two years as adjunct professor for electrical technology at Gadsden State Community College. Prior to that, he served as an instructor at Calhoun County Career Technical Center and Calhoun County Schools. While at Calhoun County Career Technical School, he led classes to earn 20 SkillsUSA medals, 100 percent membership in SkillsUSA and three student entries to SkillsUSA National Competitions. Harris received an associates degree in science from Gadsden State Junior College, a bachelors of science degree in business administration from Jacksonville State University and an associate degree in electrical technology from Gadsden State Technical College. He received day trade teaching certification from Auburn University. After retiring from public secondary education, Harris continues to serve as Technical Chair for the State of Alabama SkillsUSA Electrical Construction Wiring and Industrial Motor Controls Committee and the National SkillsUSA Committee for Electrical Construction Wiring. Harris has been awarded Calhoun County Career Technical School Teacher of the Year and Alabama Skills USA Honorary Life Membership Award. KENNETH CROWE HVAC/PLUMBING INSTRUCTOR Kenneth Crowe serves as HVAC/ plumbing instructor at the Academy of Craft Training. Since 2001, Crowe has been the owner and manager of Crowe Heating & Cooling, an HVACR contractor. For the past 16 years, he has worked in every aspect of the heating and cooling industry. Prior to 2001, he worked as a refrigeration technician for Supermarket Design and Maintenance, where he was responsible for repairs, service calls and preventive maintenance services. Crowe received his HVACR associates degree from Gadsden State Community College in 2000, and the following year he became an EPA- certified universal refrigerant technician. He receives training annually to maintain two contractor's certifications and to remain current in modern technology. Crowe also serves as a police officer for the city of Glencoe. He is also a veteran, having served in the Army during Desert Storm. JOEY SNIDER WELDING INSTRUCTOR Joey Snider serves as welding instructor at the Academy of Craft Training. Snider has 17 years of experience in the industry. His work experience includes time spent at numerous small and large companies, including L.E. Bell Pipeline, BE&K, KBR, Reintjes Services, INC, Sellers Mechanical an Apel Steel. Snider's interest in construction, and specifically welding, began at a very young age when he watched his father weld a gooseneck trailer. He wanted to learn more, and as soon as he was of age, he enrolled at Etowah County Technical Center. Through the school, he was contacted by BE&K School of Industrial Construction, where he was listed as an outstanding welder in levels one, two and three. Snider competed in the 2001 ABC National Craft Olympics, where he finished in fourth place. He is NCCER certified and is an NCCER Young Professional Speaker. CHARLES K. WEBSTER MASONRY INSTRUCTOR Charles K. Webster serves as a masonry instructor at the Academy of Craft Training. Webster has worked in the construction industry for more than 40 years. He worked as a foreman for S&W Masonry, which is now known as Masonry Arts. He also worked for Professional Masonry, Superock Block Company and Shelby Concrete. While at Superock, Webster developed the idea to prefab glass block windows for the housing market, which opened the door to sale glass blocks and cmu's for Superock. Webster graduated from Hewitt Trussville High School. After that, he went through an apprenticeship program at the Bricklayers local 1 in 1972. In 2012, Webster became the mayor of the city of Clay. He has been teaching construction and masonry for the past three years.

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