The NWCI Podcast is hosted by Aaron Combs, Addison Combs, and Stephen Anderson- The NWCI Tech Team. We discuss all things carpentry, unions, and training with the staff of NWCI. Tune in weekly for new episodes.
13 Tips for New Tradespeople and Apprentices
Aaron and Steve share their experience and advice for Apprentices to make it through their apprenticeship, and for people entering the trade to get acclimated to the culture of construction. They gave a plethora of great advice about how to network and build your reputation, how to make the most of your apprenticeship and learning experiences, how to get acclimated to the culture of construction and more.
Jason Reynolds - Mass Timber
Jason Reynolds, Senior Director of the Eastern Division at the Woodworks Wood Products Council, joins the NWCI Podcast to discuss Mass Timber and CLT. We discuss the Woodworks Wood Product Council, the Mass Timber Movement’s past and future, and talk about upcoming Workshops and training for Mass Timber construction.
Total Station with Eric Torset
Addison talks with Eric Torset, Instructor out of the North Puget Sound, about Total Station for the NWCI Podcast. They go over the different layout technologies used in training, and talk about the Apprentice and Continuing Ed courses available for the Total Station technology.
Apprenticeship Experiences - Aaron Combs and Steve Anderson
Addison talks with Aaron Combs and Steve Anderson, the NWCI Education and Technology Team, about their experiences in their respective apprenticeship programs. Aaron was an apprentice in the late 90s in Alaska, and Steve was an apprentice in the late 80s in Washington. We dive deep about their takeaways, advice, and how they see the evolution of apprenticeship programs.
#7 - Mark Carpenter
Addison talks with Mark Carpenter, the new Pre-Apprenticeship Instructor. We talk about his experience in the trades, his teaching philosophy, technology in the Carpentry field, and his other passion- Music and Sound.
#6 - Brandon Bell
This week, Addison talks with Brandon Bell – Scaffold Erector Instructor and Scheduler for NWCI out of the North Puget Sound Training Centers. We go in depth on his history as a Scaffold Erector, the Scaffolding Trade, as well as his experiences as Scheduler and Instructor for NWCI.