Whatever good things we build end up building us.-Jim Rohn In today’s episode, we chat with Michael Lee, coordinator of the Construction Technology Program at Texarkana College in Texarkana, TX. We learn of his backstory which led him to this role. He thoughtfully describes his approach to building the construction technology department at Texarkana College. Michael describes the students that come through the program, where they come from, what they’re taught, and where they end up working. He spends extra effort enriching his instruction by getting the students out into the field at events (like the recent RESNET® HB 3215 Energy Code HBA training), into factories, or by bringing in guest instructors. We also discuss how he includes the principles of energy-efficient construction including the house as a system approach, HERS® scoring, and using the latest techniques and materials. Details on the Texarkana College construction program are in the following links: https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/programs/construction-technology/ https://catalog.texarkanacollege.edu/article/construction-technology-associate-applied-science/ Degree plan: https://catalog.texarkanacollege.edu/article/construction-technology-associate-applied-science/ The Construction Technology program making the news: https://www.texarkanagazette.com/news/2022/oct/11/tc-construction-students-build-new-picnic-tables/ Here are a couple of Mike’s favorite learning resources: https://www.apawood.org/publication-search https://buildshownetwork.com/ https://www.youtube.com/@essentialcraftsman You can reach Michael via the Texarkana College website at: https://www.texarkanacollege.edu/faculty-and-staff-resources/ Listen to the full episode here.