Podcast 419: PRO TALK with Building Trades Instructor Matt Blomquist
In this Pro-Talk podcast, Mark Petersen talks with Matt Blomquist, building trades instructor at Taylorville High School in Taylorville, Illinois.
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The Fine Homebuilding podcast is recording a second weekly podcast focusing on the issues facing contractors and professional tradespeople. In this episode, Matt describes his journey to becoming a building trades instructor. Matt and Mark talk about the home-building program at Taylorville High School, a typical day in the life of a building trades student, and the various types of people that sign up for Matt’s class. Matt talks about the amazing support he’s received from the school district, the local community, and the building industry as a whole. Matt also answers the age-old question, “Which group is more difficult to instruct, teenagers or prisoners?”
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