ERLANGER, Ky. — The Enzweiler Building Institute of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky (BIA) conferred certificates at its graduation ceremony April 13. Thirty- seven skilled tradespeople graduated from the institute during their commencement for the 2022-2023 school year.
The ceremony was highlighted by a commencement speech by Covington Mayor Joseph Meyer. Additionally, the night included an address by Ben Taylor, division president of Drees Homes, and immediate past president of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky. Drees Homes was the graduation sponsor for the evening.
During the commencement ceremony Eddie Luckey, 2nd year heating, venting and air-conditioning student, was named Student of the Year by the Institute. Luckey was selected based on his perfect attendance, his enthusiasm for the industry, and his desire to introduce others to the skilled trades.
“Achieving perfect attendance in a program like ours is no small feat. Our students work all day – typically with start times in the early morning – and then come to school from 6 to 9 p.m. throughout the year. Eddie not only had perfect attendance, but he was always excited to be in class and eager for the night’s assignments,” said Director of Professional Development Vicki Berling.
The list of graduates with their city of residence by program is as follows:
Carpentry: Andrew Hirsch (Florence), Luke Seither (Fort Wright), Christopher Seitz (Lakeside Park), Miles Sletto (Fort Mitchell), and Samuel Tilford (Covington)
Electric: Brian Arlinghaus (Burlington), Hunter Bay (Brooksville), Brandon Becker (Alexandria), John Bessler (Covington), Douglas Boh (Hebron), Joseph Broering (Alexandria), Carter Crawford (Fort Thomas), Tyler Crouch (Independence), Jacob Flairty (Fort Mitchell), Edward Gastright (Fort Thomas), Bronson Gilliam (Florence), Lucas Hagstrom (Florence), Mackenzie Hay (Fort Mitchell), David Lampke (Morning View), Christopher Miller (Union), Collin Romer (Independence), Joseph Sparks (Bellevue), Randy Stone (Cincinnati), Nolan Turner (Ft. Thomas), and Bradley Wright (Edgewood)
Facilities Maintenance and Remodeling: Annalee Crider (Burlington) and Andrew Koo (Independence)
Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning: Eddie Luckey (Cincinnati), Hunter Reinhart (California), Jacob Rider (Owenton), and Thomas Whitehead (Southgate)
Masonry: Harold “Roy” Goerler, Jr. (Dry Ridge) and Austin Vinson (Elsmere)
Plumbing: Derrik Freeman (Fort Wright)
Welding: Domenic Bernardon (Villa Hills), Jacob Giles (Union) and Jackson Vanderpool (Fort Mitchell)
Since 1967, the Enzweiler Building Institute has been operated by the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky to provide training in the skilled construction trades. The organization operates two locations, one in Erlanger/Boone County and one in the Latonia neighborhood of Covington. The mission of the Building Industry Association of Northern Kentucky is to promote and enhance the integrity and visibility of the construction industry and the members of the organization through advocacy, communication, education, and political action.