FTCC Students Tour WEAVERCOOKE – June 2017
In 2009, as a student at Forsyth Tech Community College, DeEtta Famiano took a tour of the WEAVERCOOKE office building. “I remember thinking when we did the tour how cool it would be to work in this office,” she says to a group of rising second-year students at FTCC. “And now look at me.”
DeEtta is WEAVERCOOKE’s Director of Virtual Design and Construction. On June 21 she led a group of about twenty students on a tour of the office. The students, who are all currently taking the Environmental Systems class at FTCC, went on two trips to learn more about the LEED Certification process. The first was to the Proximity Hotel, a LEED Platinum project WEAVERCOOKE completed in 2007, nine months after our new office, built to LEED Gold standards, opened just off of Highway 68.
After their tour of the office, the group met in the training room and DeEtta explained some of the things that she had learned at FTCC that have proven the most useful in her work at WEAVERCOOKE. She also emphasized the importance of knowing how to operate a laser scanner, which only a handful of people in North Carolina are certified to use. FTCC will soon be offering students a way to achieve that certification through their program.
WEAVERCOOKE looks forward to teaming up with FTCC on future projects, in both education and recruitment efforts.