Last Saturday, #HPEInc celebrated our apprentices and their hard work all year at our annual Apprenticeship banquet at Jackson's in Denver! This year, Team HPE had *seven* 4th year apprentices who graduated -- these new Journeymen Plumbers have been with HPE since their very first year!
Here are our apprentices who were recognized at the event, by year:
Instructor: JP Kennel, Director of Production and Apprenticeship
Instructor: Jim Kennel, HPE Plumbing & Piping Code Consultant
Instructor: Ryan Means, HPE Lead Journeyman Plumber
Instructor: Kent Schooley, HPE Plumbing/Piping Project Superintendent
At the event, HPE's Jim Kennel, former long-time HPE employee and head of the apprenticeship program — now a 2nd year instructor — delivered his annual speech on on 'Priming the Pump,' and our celebration also included networking, food/drinks and a graduation cake, and prizes for each apprentice.
We are so honored to have the opportunity to celebrate our new Journeymen Plumbers and all of our amazing apprentices at this event - we're proud of you and look forward to your bright future at HPE!