WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. – Twenty-nine construction students at Pennsylvania College of Technology have earned Certified Installer status from the Vinyl Siding Institute, the first to receive the value-added credential under the institution’s fledgling partnership with the trade association.
“This will be another tool in your toolbox,” Rob Balfanz, VSI’s director of workforce development, told the inaugural class at a Sept. 2 ceremony in the Student & Administrative Services Center at Penn College. “You’re not only building your portfolio, you’re also building your future.”
The students who attained certification, their majors and hometowns are:
Building construction technology
Nate M. Carsley, Elverson; Dan M. Cassel, Danville; David M. Collazo, Monroe, N.J.; Naaman T. Conoway, Loganton; Karson J. Felty, Pine Grove; Zhaire Gregory, Philadelphia; Boyd C. Heckman, Duncannon; Mason J. Koch, Glen Mills; Zeke R. Leonard, Bedford; Sam H. Maxwell, West Point, N.Y.; Jake R. McClure, Pottsville; Keegan J. McNeal, Monroeton; Kaden M. Park, Summerville; Lizeth V. Reyes-Becerra, Erie; Vincent C. Rizzo, Williamsport; Damein J. Roupp, Columbia Cross Roads; Liam T. Ryan, Malvern; Cody B. Seidel, Tyrone; Brett C. Sherkel, Smithmill; Luis Torres Jr., Lancaster; Blake S. Truax, Williamsport, Md.; and Daun Williamson, Linden.
Philip W. Weiner, Newark, Del.
Residential construction technology and management
Chris M. Fink, Altoona; Matt M. Johnson, Phoenixville; Ryan J. Koubek, Annandale, N.J.; Georgia L. Macensky, Wellsboro; Ryan M. Madigan, Warren; and Christian Stoltz, State College.
The certification, which lasts five years, reflects skills and standards taught in Penn College’s Weather Resistant Barriers and Finishes course.