Adam Cannon Builds His Success

Adam was referred to WIOA by the CTE Coordinator at Mountain Heritage High School (MHHS) in Yancey County. Adam had just graduated and was wanting to go to school for Construction Management.

Adam had never worked, but he had helped his dad some in his construction business and really excelled in the Carpentry Class at MHHS. This is where he discovered the love for carpentry.

Witnessing his dad struggle with his business, he saw the need to advance in his education. Adam was interested in a work experience to help him in not only experience but also to make sure that carpentry is what he wants to do as a career.

He started his internship at Buckner Construction in August 2021 and finished up recently at the end of February.  While completing this internship, he attended A-B Tech Community College as a full-time student.  He maintained an A average while working 20-30 hours a week. After completing his internship, Buckner Construction wanted to hire him part-time, so he can also continue his education. Adam plans to complete his Associate Degree at A-B Tech, with an expected graduation date of May 2023 and then transfer to Western Carolina University to complete his Bachelor’s Degree.

Adam has worked hard to make both his educational and career goals a reality!