This May, INTREN was honored to take part in recognizing 55 dedicated individuals graduating from the third annual CONSTRUCT Program. The event represented the culmination of an intense, 11 month program of training, information and guidance for students entering the job market.
Joining the graduates at the celebration were INTREN representatives Loretta Rosenmayer, Lance Rosenmayer, Matt Turk, Lloyd Gillespie, Sean Hughes, and Vic Moreno. Other supporters of the program in attendance included Elba Aranda-Suh, Director of the National Latino Education Institute (NLEI), Anne Pramaggiore, President and CEO of ComEd, and Pat Whiteside, Vice President of Operations, Nicor.
CONSTRUCT represents a uniquely collaborative approach to connecting determined people who have a strong work ethic to the companies that need them in a growing industry. The program is powered by an alliance of dedicated companies, social service agencies and labor unions that are committed to removing barriers for individuals interested in entry-level jobs in construction-related fields.
An enthusiastic crowd of proud friends and family packed the auditorium at the National Latino Education Institute. Joining them in the celebration were honored guests and speakers, State Senator Martin Sandoval and State Representative William Davis as well as Illinois Commerce Commission (ICC) Chairman Brien Sheahan and his staff.
The event came to a spirited conclusion as INTREN’s CEO, Loretta Rosenmayer, shared her tremendous enthusiasm for life and stewardship. She recognized ComEd for leading the industry in practicing inclusion and diversity, and for giving companies the opportunity to exceed. She reminded graduates that to be successful in life, they will need to create change in the lives of others, as well as their own. Loretta quoted Denzel Washington from his commencement speech to the graduates of Dillard University Class of 2015 by saying, “Don’t just aspire to make a living, aspire to make a difference.”
Congratulations CONSTRUCT Graduates!