Independent kitchen contractor for Ikea
“I’m taking classes in both Construction Technology and Construction Management, because eventually I want to know how to do it all – both build and manage. I want to learn everything I can to do things the right way.
“Out on the job, I learn by experience, but there’s always a better way to do things. In school I get to learn by the book and experience. I moved to Dallas after living in Philadelphia for 10 years, and I’ve never seen a construction lab like this anywhere. It’s great to have such practical classes. We get to learn from the best, especially from instructors who have been in the business for so many years.
“My dream job? I’d like to do both building and renovations. The economy is going to keep going up and down, and I want to stay in both so that I’ll always be in business.”
Abraham Cherian is taking Construction classes at North Lake College’s West Campus.