Kurt Nemec wakes up, catches the bus, and punches the clock at Contemporary Cabinets in Edmond by 5 a.m. each morning. He is never late, usually early, and stays until his work is complete. His supervisor, Darrell Baker, describes him as a diligent and loyal employee.
“Kurt is always looking ahead to the next project, asking what he can do next,” Darrell said.
Kurt lives at the City Rescue Mission downtown, where he recently graduated from their Bridge-to-Life program and continues to stay while he saves money. It was in front of the CRM that Kurt patiently waited for the bus every day in 2013. His diligence and perseverance paid off when he graduated in 2013 from the Architecture & Construction, Cabinetmaker program.
“I was always interested in woodworking and I went back to school so I could secure a stable job,” Kurt said. “Glenn Sanders, my instructor, taught me about woodworking but also helped me learn patience.”
Kurt uses his Metro Tech education daily to assist in building commercial cabinetry at Contemporary Cabinets and continues to strive for improvement professionally and personally.