Marek Austin recently hosted a group of 6 high school students from San Marcos ISD’s Advanced Construction Technology class.
Students were greeted by Brendan Doyle, Division President who gave them a warm welcome and explained the importance of working for a reputable company and being a part of a good team. Brendan also walked the students through the entire job process from receiving an invitation to bid to the completion of the project. Clark O’Briant, Production Manager then covered what it was like to work in the field and described the various Career Paths and the Apprenticeship Programs that they have.
Students then took a tour of the facility and were able to view stations that the Workforce Development Team Members Noe Vela, Ed Cheney, and Manuel Vasquez had set up in advance. They had set up a mock wall and ceiling so the students could see the materials and how they are applied out in the field. Clark O’Briant took it a step further and then set up a laser and showed them how they would use a boom lift to install top track to a high ceiling.
The students were very curious as to how the whole job came together and asked a lot of questions, and were able to leave with insight as to how Marek Operates. Tom Landers Construction Technology Instructor with San Marcos ISD said “he wanted to thank Marek for taking the time and allowing his students to tour the facility. It was a great field trip and an eye opening experience for his students. We really appreciated everything that you do for us and we look forward to a great partnership with Marek.”