Students get inside look at construction project
Kaitlyn Clay, Staff Writer, [email protected]
The new KORT Physical Therapy office was nearing completion when students from South Central and Corydon Central high schools’ construction trade classes visited the facility on May 19. The students have visited various trade job sites throughout the semester to better understand the different career options available for their future.
The new physical therapy office is located along Pacer Drive, almost directly behind the current KORT facility off S.R. 135 in the Old Capitol Centre plaza.
Daniel Shireman, 28, project manager on this construction site being built by Shireman Construction of Corydon, spoke to the students about the importance of trade jobs. He explained that the typical track of going straight to college after high school does not always have to be the route intended for everyone.
He said he learned that lesson, thanks to his family’s construction business that spearheads many projects in Harrison County.
“I didn’t really play video games or do things like that growing up,” Shireman said. “I grew up doing construction projects with my grandpa and father, and I think I’m very fortunate to have been raised that way. Because I was on sites like this one all the time, I knew it was the career path for me, and having a construction trade class like the one you all are in will help you determine if it’s a fit for you like it was for me.”
The students were able to tour the facility, which was almost complete at the time, and talk to Shireman about any of the construction questions they had.
Shireman also explained to the students that while construction might not be the next step for their career path, he was willing to do what he could to help the next generation of Harrison County adults decide what that step would be.
“A lot of people graduate high school and have no idea what they want to do,” Shireman told the students. “But if you show up somewhere on time and show you care, I can help guide you to figure out your goals, whatever they may be.”
The staff at KORT plans to move permanently into the newly-built facility soon.