Whether you’re a trade master or an apprentice, the learning journey never stops at Polk Mechanical. There are plenty of training opportunities made available to further your trade skill knowledge, such as our Honing Skills workshops. If you’re striving for your personal best, we strive to provide the education.
Let’s say you’re interested in taking advantage of our pipefitting training offerings, but have no clue where to begin. First, talk to your supervisor so they can connect you with all the resources that Polk and the Construction Education Foundation (CEF)—our Dallas-Fort Worth skills training partner—provide. Then, come to a Honing Skills workshop!
You’ll see plenty of familiar faces in Honing Skills workshops. The workshops are not just for beginners; leads and foremen join in to brush up on their skills and provide helpful tricks to get the job done right.
Honing Skills workshops are not only a great way to further your career, but they also connect field crews that might work on different projects. They are also a chance to meet and learn from a senior tradescrafter that you may not have met yet.
We make it easy to get the most out of our company’s employee offerings. As a reminder to RSVP to the Honing Skills workshops, we send out a mass text to our employees with a video showing a sneak-peak of what to expect. If this sounds up your alley, ask your supervisor to put you on the list or respond to the SurveyMonkey link.
Trade skill training isn’t the only perk that Polk employees have. Getting to showcase your skills alongside industry peers is another way our people get motivated about training opportunities. This October, Polk Nation took part in the CEF Craft Competition and was the platinum sponsor for the TEXO BID expo & career fair!
With more than 1,000 student attendees, Polk Nation prepared lunch, gave student tours, and showed off their skills by taking home first place in the Teams Competition! Gerardo Castorena and Chris Taylor will be headed to Kissimmee, Florida the week of March 13, 2023 to compete at the National Craft Competition. Todd Roark and Mason Wallar also deserve a special mention for representing Polk in the pipefitting and plumbing competitions, respectively. You never know when pipefitting training could lead to a trade skills champion!
Additionally, we would like to congratulate Dallas College and CEF on its construction science program, which just received a major grant from the Texas Workforce Commission for the expansion of the training department.
Polk Mechanical’s greatest asset is our people, and we never forget that. To build Polk Nation’s strength, we empower our people to take charge of their success and grow their careers. With paid training options, fun company events and an amazing work culture, one pipefitting training workshop may lead to so much more./ Tweet This / Posted in: News