Applying it to the real world

The construction field takes a lot of planning and organizing to get things done right and on budget.  Janotta & Herner wants to make sure that EHOVE students learn that early.  The company conducted a competition where EHOVE students in the Construction Tech and Electrical Tech programs worked as teams to create a realistic bid for a building project.  Janotta & Herner representatives judged the bids on everything from accuracy and how they were organized to proper pricing and realistic timelines.

Electrical Tech students Brittany Martin (Norwalk HS) and Derek Hay (St. Paul HS) and Construction Tech students Eric Neuberger (Norwalk HS) and Aidan Tillman (Perkins HS) were selected as the winning team and awarded $500 from Janotta & Herner.

“I’m impressed with the effort that was put in by the winning team,” said Janotta & Herner Director of Public Relations Robb Harst.  “The students who won wanted to exceed our expectations.  I can’t say enough about the quality of their bid.”

Janotta & Herner President Jim Limbird says that the design/build contractor from Monroeville understands the impact it can have on those who are students now and employees later.  As the need for qualified, trained workers in the trades increases, he says it’s vital to help students learn how to become good workers.  This motivates him to be involved in many ways including being a member of the school’s advisory committee and even attending a session to help students with job applications.

“I think it’s good not only for Janotta & Herner but for other companies to get involved with the education process,” said Limbird.  “I think it will raise the students’ awareness of what is needed by employers and help keep our kids working in our local area.”

This professional connection is also beneficial to the students by providing possible opportunities for employment after graduation.  “We get a chance to see the best students and what they have to offer coming out of EHOVE,” said Harst.  “Our company thrives on hiring good people.  When you hire someone you know has the ability and the desire, it makes it a lot easier for us but also gives the students a look into Janotta & Herner.”

PHOTO:  (L-R)  Janotta & Herner President Jim Limbird, Electrical Tech students Brittany Martin (Norwalk HS) and Derek Hay (St. Paul HS), Construction Tech students Eric Neuberger (Norwalk HS) and Aidan Tillman (Perkins HS), Janotta & Herner Director of Public Relations Robb Harst.