Columbia, Mo. (December 3, 2009)—The Boone County Public Works Department announced that Kerry Moseley, a recent graduate of the Job Point Heavy Highway Construction Program, has been selected for a 90-day internship with the County. While in the Heavy Highway Construction Program, Moseley worked with the Public Works Department on both the Wilhite Road and Owens School Road projects and obtained his Class A commerical driver's license (CDL) permit.
In July, Boone County signed a one-year agreement with the Job Point Heavy Highway Construction Program. The agreement allows 1 to 5 highway/heavy construction trainees to work on projects with the Public Works Department in conjunction with their classroom studies. The trainees have work opportunities that are consistent with those undertaken by entry level employees of Public Works. Maintenance Operations Manager Chip Estabrooks said that the hard work and committment of the trainees combined with a poor job market inspired him to extend an internship offer to the program graduates.
"I think the Boone County internship can be a great opportunity for a Job Point graduate to gain additional on the job experience and to obtain their commercial drivers license and a reference for seeking full time employment in construction," Estabrooks said. "Kerry did interview extremely well. He's a class act and I think he will be a good model for continuing the internship program."
Moseley will be employed as a Maintenance Worker I (MWI) and work from 7 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The MWI position is an hourly non-benefited position with the County. At the end of the 90-day period a recommendation will be made as to whether the program should be extended to future Heavy Highway Construction graduates.