“I am proud to be part of the team that completed a building designed to help others create foundations for their careers.”
Life has a funny way of reconnecting you with your past.
At least that is the case for Tom Gnau, vice president of construction management firm J. Vinton Schafer & Sons Inc., general contractor for CCBC Catonsville’s new library. Having completed a certificate in Construction Technology at CCBC in the 1990s, Gnau returned to the place that gave him a “boost” early in his career.
Before enrolling at CCBC, Gnau was an apprentice carpenter. He realized early on that the only way to get ahead in the industry was through education.
To make headway toward that goal, Gnau enrolled at CCBC. Several of his co-workers had attended classes at the college, and spoke highly of the program.
“The quality of CCBC’s program was outstanding,” says Gnau. “All of the instruction was real-time learning. I learned about management and applied that to the work that I was doing during the day.”
Gnau completed his certificate in Construction Technology and his career prospects steadily began to climb – going from apprentice to vice president.
“CCBC provided me a great foundation for my career,” continues Gnau. “I am proud to be part of the team that completed a building designed to help others create foundations for their careers.”