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Tri-Rivers David Willey has a passion for building

Tri-Rivers David Willey has a passion for building

MARION – Like father, like son – and now like students.

“Growing up, I enjoyed building things with my father,” explained David Willey. “It instilled a passion for building with my hands. I’ve always loved the experience of creating something that will last lifetimes.”

Today Willey is Construction Trades Academy instructor at Tri-Rivers Career Center.

“I wanted to instill the same passion for building to young people,” he said. “And I wanted to provide for them the same opportunities I had.”

Now 40, Willey grew up in Prospect, went to Elgin through tenth grade, then transferred to North Union for his junior and senior years. He also went to Tri-Rivers while at NU. He then took a 4-year union carpenters apprentice program and studied construction management at Columbus State. He got his career technical teaching license through the University of Toledo.

https://www.marionstar.com/story/news/local/2021/12/21/aces-trades-tri-rivers-david-willey-has-passion-building/8942569002/