Quinn Swearingen
Carpentry 1A
Horst Construction

What made you choose the trade you are learning?
I chose to get into carpentry to continue the trade that has been passed down through generations! From my grandfather to my uncle, carpentry, woodworking, and construction have always been long-lasting careers. So why not follow in their footsteps and learn a trade that will last for life?

What is one thing that surprised you about the trade you are learning?
One thing that surprised me about the entire trade world is the diversity and teamwork it takes to complete a project. 

What is your favorite thing you have learned in your apprenticeship program so far?
My favorite topic that we’ve covered in class has been reading blueprints and understanding each little detail and how it contributes to each tradesman reading it.

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?
In 5 years, I see myself completing the apprenticeship program and receiving my journeyman’s certificate. From there, I can continue to use my skills with Horst Construction and add to the success of their projects. I hope to continue up the ladder to a Foreman.

What do you like to do in your free time?
In my free time, you can almost always catch me outdoors. Whether I am hiking, biking, or working on lawn care, I enjoy being in the fresh air. 

Are you a morning or night person?
I am most definitely a morning person! You kind of have to be in the trade world! My favorite part is being able to be awake to see the sunrise on my way to work each day.