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SteelToePro Craft Professional Spotlight: Johnny Torres

Recently, I had the opportunity to meet Johnny Torres during a high school SteelToePro registration event at JB Hensler College and Career Academy. As the students filled out their SteelToePro profiles, connecting them to construction employers, training opportunities, support services, and other craft professionals, Johnny really stuck out to me as a motivated and driven individual.

Johnny Torres, a Construction Technology student at JB Hensler College and Career Academy, knew from a young age that he wanted to build. Inspired by his father, who made a career out of the skilled trades and was always working on interesting projects around the house, Johnny immediately took to Legos. Before he had even touched a hand-tool, Torres was building Lego bridges, little cities and mock construction sites.

As the foreman of his construction class and president of the local SkillsUSA chapter, Johnny is continually looking for ways to demonstrate his leadership and dedication to the construction trades. Before he graduates from Manvel High School later this year, Torres will be competing in the upcoming SkillsUSA State Conference in Corpus Christi, April 5-8. At the State Conference, Johnny will be participating in the construction tools and materials identification contest.

Out of all the trades touched on in his Construction Technology class, Johnny is most interested in pursuing carpentry and electrical work and eventually wants to learn all the skills necessary to build an entire house. Johnny is thankful for the craft training he has received at JB Hensler College and Career Academy and is eager to start working in the industry.

To learn more about Johnny Torres, including his OSHA training and NCCER credentials, or to reach out to him, please visit his SteelToePro profile!

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