Corbin Johnson doesn’t remember a time when he didn’t want to be a plumber like his dad.
It was that desire to join the family business that partly led him to enroll at Three Rivers HomeLink in middle school. Corbin says he loved the tightknit atmosphere and the ability to go at his own pace in his courses. The past two years the flexibility of the program has allowed him to take full advantage of the construction trades program at Tri-Tech Skills Center in Kennewick. And his hard work over the past years has been noticed, with him earning Most Employable, Most Cooperative and Most Industrious from Tri-Tech.
He adds, though, that his interactions with his teachers taught him more than academics. Corbin says they impressed upon him the need to use your talents not only to be successful but to give back to others.
“They really have built me up as a person,” he says.
He’s excited to join his family’s business after graduation and work side-by-side with his father. He’s also looking at opportunities to use skills to help others through disaster relief efforts around the world.