Aug. 10, 2012
By Matt Winkeljohn
The junior from Sparta, Ga., had an internship in Buckhead, where he helped construction of the Atlanta International School’s early learning center. Ground was broken last November, and construction has come to a close.
“I’ve never seen a big preschool like that,” Holsey said. “I’ve learned how to read floor plans. I make phone calls, run errands, help clean up . . . it’s been a great experience.”
Holsey is a Science, Technology and Culture major, and while he’s not certain yet what direction he would like to go with a degree, he’s got some ideas. “I would like to start a Boys & Girls Club. I would like to be a mentor,” he said. “I’d also like to start my own business, a restaurant.”
While working four hours a day five days a week during the summer, Holsey gained new-found respect for those in the construction industry and those who manage it. He stayed plenty busy himself.
“The other day I had to go in, read the floor plans and paste numbers on the door. And I had to make a trip to city hall,” he said. “I make sure it’s clean, there’s no trash, there’s nothing missing or that needs to be fixed. I would make sure all the doors work, make sure people are doing what they’re supposed to be doing. Make sure they’ve got on their boots, gloves in case an inspector comes by. I did a lot of different things, and got to see how a lot of other people work.”