Justin Lawson: Future Carpenter
Occupational Goal: Carpenter
“The CTE classes I have taken and are currently taking have prepared me well for the road ahead. I know a lot more about my future and what I can do to improve it by being in those classes. It’s something I don’t regret at all, and I encourage all high school students to take some kind of CTE class, whether it is carpentry or clothing.
“The construction field is somewhere I feel like I belong. I can hold my own in English and do well in math, but I can really flourish in Carpentry. I love the satisfaction I get after I look at what I just built. It makes me feel accomplished. Once I’m done with my schooling, becoming a construction worker is my next step, to fine tune my skills and polish up my knowledge of construction. After I have gotten to the point where I think I can start working on my own, and have the right equipment, I hope to break away from a company and start working as a private contractor.” —Justin Lawson, Viewmont High School
UtahCTE.org congratulates Justin on the CTE Scholarship and Tuition Award he received to Salt Lake Community College. Justin was one of 95 students honored at the CTE Scholarships and Tuition Awards banquet on Wednesday, May 2, 2012.