Thursday, December 12, 2013

Kinsley Recognitions


This year, Associate Director of Apprenticeship Programs Deborah Rohrbaugh was chosen to receive an award from the Pennsylvania Association for Career and Technical Education naming her the “Outstanding Occupational Advisory Committee Member of the Year.”  Deb was honored at the 39th Annual Pennsylvania Career and Technical Education Conference held in June in Champion, Pennsylvania where she attended the awards banquet with her husband Joel.

Deb was hired into her position to develop a relationship with area high schools and recruit young people from Pennsylvania and Maryland into the apprenticeship programs at Kinsley.  Deb has worked closely with Jean Parks, Communications Coordinator at the York County School of Technology, who recommended Deb for this honor. Each year Deb promotes the apprentice program to students and parents, providing information about the program in area high schools and particularly with York County School of Technology.  Deb has established a relationship with educators in the “mission to build workforce excellence and encourage career advancement by ‘teaching the standard’ in the construction trades.” Additionally, Deb sits on the local advisory committees of five high schools in York County, is a mentor in the ACE program, is involved in the Career Opportunities Program in the York County Alliance for Learning, and had the privilege to host a teacher from Hanover High School who was taking a course titled “Educator in the Workplace.”

The Kinsley Education Center - a vision of its owners Robert A. Kinsley and the Kinsley family - serves to not only provide continuing education for Kinsley Employees, but to also provide an opportunity to the young people of our communities.  The apprentice earns his Journey Person status and has the opportunity to achieve an Associate’s Degree by attending a few additional classes at HACC.  The Education Center has the resources to house and train apprentices by providing classroom, hands-on, technical, and on-the-job training.  With the help of our instructors and mentors on Kinsley jobsites, the apprentices are prepared for the future with Kinsley.  In time, our apprentices can potentially go wherever their dreams would take them.

We are very proud of Deb Rohrbaugh and her achievements in the educational community.  We appreciate the benefit of her hard work, bringing new and conscientious employees into the Kinsley community. Congratulations Deb!