Carpentry student expands knowledge through city internship.

Mar 22, 2024 | 1:46 PM
Second-year Alexandria Technical and Community College carpentry student Joshua Venenga accepted an opportunity to serve as a full-time intern from April 1 to May 3, 2024, with the Alexandria Building Department.

“It feels good to work with the city and get this internship,” said Venenga. “I am excited to learn new things while I am there.”

Alexandria City Council approved the building department’s request for an intern on March 11. Venenga will be working with the building code administration. The internship provides interns, like Venenga, with knowledge and exposure to city building regulations showing them another opportunity within the construction career field.

“I firmly believe that exposing students to diverse career options is essential to their development,” said Troy Rupp, Alexandria College carpentry instructor. “This exposure encourages students to explore alternative avenues beyond their comfort zone and fosters a deeper understanding of the industry and the multitude of career opportunities available.”

To learn more about how this internship will benefit the greater Alexandria area community, check out the Echo Press article, “New townhome in Alexandria would provide 28 child care spots,” by Al Edenloff.

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