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Operating Engineers’ Corey Chandler Named MASCI Construction Apprentice of the Year

Operating Engineers’ Corey Chandler Named MASCI Construction Apprentice of the Year

Chandler Went ‘Above and Beyond’ During Training

DETROIT –– The Michigan Apprenticeship Steering Committee Inc. (MASCI) has named Operating Engineers 324’s Corey Chandler its 2017 Construction Apprentice of the Year. As a graduate of OE 324’s apprenticeship program, Chandler is now a journeyman Operating Engineer.

Since 1977, MASCI has brought labor leaders, industry executives, government officials, and education professionals together in its mission to ensure that Michigan has one the best apprenticeship systems in the nation. Each year, MASCI honors two Apprentices of the Year, one for Manufacturing and one for Construction. Cody Laughlin has been named Manufacturing Apprentice of the Year.

“Corey has always gone above and beyond what was asked of him in OE 324’s apprenticeship program. He demonstrated professionalism and served as a mentor to others in the program, long before he graduated. Corey has certainly earned this impressive honor from MASCI,” said John Hartwell, Operating Engineers 324 Apprenticeship Coordinator.

“OE 324 couldn’t be prouder of Corey being named MASCI’s 2017 Construction Apprentice of the Year. Our mission is to provide state-of-the-art training for the high-skilled careers of tomorrow at no cost to our apprentices, and Corey excelled in our program in every way,” Ken Dombrow, Operating Engineers 324 President.

MASCI provides resources for individuals to map out a career path through apprenticeships, as well as assisting employers in the development of apprentice programs.

“MASCI believes that innovative registered apprenticeship programs are critical to Michigan continuing to have the finest workforce in the world. Every year, thousands of men and women in our state get top-notch training for good wage-earning careers in manufacturing and construction. MASCI is proud to honor the most outstanding apprentices in their respective fields in 2017,” said Operating Engineers LMEC Executive Director and MASCI Chairman Lee Graham.