When Welding Alumni Jake Barrick stopped into CPAVTS to talk to current students about job opportuntities, we could resist the chance to see what he has been up to in his field! 

He was gracious enough to give us some highlights to feature. 


Describe the company or industry in which you currently work.

“I am currently working for Waggoner Construction. I perform Fabrication and Millwright Division (Welding).”


What is your job title and what do you do?

“I am the Assistant Project Manager.”


What other employment have you had related to your program areas at CPAVTS?

 “I worked for Amsted Rail doing Welding before Waggoner.”


What additional education and training did you receive after leaving CPAVTS?

“Yes, it definitely did. Keith Hammond is an excellent Instructor.”


How was Cumberland Perry different than your regular high school?

“It is a much more laid back environment, and you get that one-on-one instruction which is important for hands-on skills.”


How has your industry changed?

“Learning construction and structural drawings prior to graduation is very important for going into the workforce.”


What is your favorite CPAVTS memory?

“When Mr. Hammond would let me help run the shop like a foreman.”