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ACCA/CF Hosts 2019 Apprenticeship Graduation

Contributed by ACCA/CF Executive Director Paula Huband

The 2019 Air Conditioning Contractors Association of Central Florida (ACCA/CF) graduation was held on May 11, 2019 at The Venue on the Lake in Maitland, Florida. A total of 82 Apprentices graduated this year, and we are proud to announce that the Chris Bright Apprentice of the Year Award was given to Mr. Kertus Gilbert, 3rd Year Graduate of Mr. Don Shehanes’ Class. Mr. Dominic Bell was awarded the Gary MacLeod Achievement Award, Always Striving for Success. There were a total of 12 Apprentices with Perfect Attendance, and our Highest GPA of each class averaged over 95%.

Chris Bright Apprentice of the Year Award recipient Mr. Kertus Gilbert is congratulated by Apprenticeship Program Coordinator Emery Cary.
Chris Bright Apprentice of the Year Award recipient Mr. Kertus Gilbert is congratulated by Apprenticeship Program Coordinator Emery Cary.

Third Year Longwood graduates: Michael Constable, Jared Facemyer, Edwin Garcia, Ian Hord, Khoi Le, Robert McCafferty, Casey Menedez, Ryan Sluce and Renald Bonnaire.

Third Year Westside graduates: Glen Eddleman, Alejandro Espinales, Carlos Evans, Roberto Fuentes, Kertus Gilbert, Damien Higgerson, Fernando Idiaquez, Maurice Johnson, Danny Rivera, Jose L. Rodriquez, Antonio Romero, Dustin Roshak and Brenton Schwenneker.

A special thank you to our Keynote Speaker from Orange Technical College Michael D. Armbruster, Ed.D., Associate Superintendent, Career and Technical Education.

Special thank you’s to: Blacks Supply who provided the tool bags and gauges for our 3rd year Apprentices.

Tropic Supply for donating $75 gift cards for our 3rd year Apprentices.

Johnstone Supply for donating a digital set of gauges for the Apprentice of the Year.

Wesson Air Inc., Energy Air Inc., Del Air Heating & AC, Pro Tech AC & Plumbing Service, EC Waters AC & Heat, Westbrook, St Louis Air, Ferran, Service One Air Conditioning, Greens Energy Services, York, Harper Mechanical Carrier Enterprises, Facemyer AC & Heating, Ambrose Air Inc., Air Flow, Four Seasons AC & Heating, DHR Mechanical and IdeaGirl Solutions.

And, to our instructors: 1st Longwood Tony Duncan, 1st Westside Juan Martinez, 1st Westside, Keshay Davis, 2nd Longwood Ellen Logue, 2nd Westside Ray Pearce, 3rd Longwood Andrew Brunkala, 3rd Westside Don Shehane.

Thanks to Emery Cary, our Apprenticeship Coordinator and the entire ACCA/CF Apprenticeship Committee and Board of Directors.

 

 

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