May 18, 2019

HPE's Jon-Paul (JP) Kennel (Director of Production & Apprenticeship) did an excellent job planning this year’s HPE Apprenticeship Banquet -- which was held on May 3rd at Tap Traders in Colorado Springs! This event was especially significant as it is our 10th year of the program.

HPE's instructors, including Kent Schooley, Jim Kennel, JP Kennel and AJ Acosta, gave out certificates, shirts, and hats to those that completed another year in HPE’s Apprenticeship Program. In addition, JP gave special recognition to the 'Top in Class' apprentices and Gary Leak, HPE's Safety & Risk Manager, recognized those that completed the OSHA 10-Hour safety course.

HPE President, Kelly Eustace, commended JP for his excellent job overseeing this program, as well as all of HPE's participants,who are extremely strong. A special thanks goes out to Debbie Marques for all her help in planning and assisting with this year’s banquet!

A great time was had by all - we're always excited to gather together to recognize the future of our organization and our industry!