Share this on FacebookMay 21st, 2020 | by NEWCA
It is possible to find positives in even the most trying times, and a recent story from The Portage Daily Register did just that when telling the story of Dylan Casey. It is a story that once again shows the versatility and dynamic nature of working in the construction trades.
Casey, a 2018 Portage High School graduate, is currently studying construction management at Fox Valley Technical College. As part of his studies, Casey was interning with the Boldt Company in March of this year, where his regular duties included project submissions.
But then COVID-19 happened and it provided him with a rare opportunity.
As the story in the Register explains:
“…a manager he had never spoken to before walked in. Would Casey help the company build temporary care centers for Wisconsin hospitals during a global pandemic?
‘The next thing I knew, I was sent to Green Bay,’ Casey said. ‘It all happened fast.’”
The next several weeks were a whirlwind of activity for Casey, serving as liaison between construction workers and vendors. He helped obtain supplies needed to construct drive-thru facilities and overflow tents for Aurora hospitals in Two Rivers, Oshkosh, Marinette and Green Bay.
Reflecting on the unique opportunity, Casey told the Register:
“It was unreal—I’ll never forget it. I didn’t think as an intern I would ever be doing something like that. Nobody saw this coming. I got so much experience from those three weeks and learned a lot about construction and how versatile it is and how you have to adapt to so many things every day.”
Casey even made a video capturing his experiences and what he learned about the construction process of the temporary care centers.
Watch the video: https://youtu.be/c3ZoA8DMu-E
Read the rest of the story here.