J Weir Masterworks was selected by the Ventura Unified School District & VC Innovates to represent the construction industry at an event called Sustainable VC—an annual event hosted by the Ventura County Office of Education. Joshua lead a discussion table with high school students who were interested in finding a fulfilling career in construction, architecture, energy and transportation.
J Weir Masterworks was selected by the Ventura Unified School District to represent the construction industry in working alongside Scott Manninen, the Industrial Art Teacher at Buena High School in Ventura. The goal of the program is to join with other educators and business professionals in identifying how to better serve the community by developing avenues to connect young men and women graduating from high school looking for a career in the construction industry. The meetings are opportunities for business and education to collaborate with and focus on current industry trends to create a robust and relevant curriculum that is successful for everyone involved.
Joshua Weir received the 2016 Pathfinder Award from VC Innovates of the Ventura County Office of Education.
Congratulations! You’ve been selected by VC Innovates as this year’s Pathfinder Award recipient for the Building and Construction sector. Because of your leadership in Ventura County’s efforts toward education and workforce collaboration, we have made great strides in creating opportunities for our students and employers for generations to come.
Ventura County’s most innovative educators, businesses and community partners who have excelled in supporting career and technical education were honored today by VC Innovates at a luncheon at the Spanish Hills Country Club in Camarillo. Education Awards were presented to representatives from each of the 14 VC Innovates partner schools and school districts. Business Partner awards were presented to recipients in each of the 12 VC Innovates industry sectors. The awards recognize individuals who have set the standard for education and workforce collaboration.
VC Innovates is a collaborative endeavor bringing together educators, businesses and community partners to apply innovative approaches to the education experience, and seamlessly prepare future workers and leaders for the workforce. VC Innovates focuses on preparing students for high-demand local positions in sectors recognized as the economic drivers of our region. The program creates pathways from education to employment in industries that include information technology, health science, agriculture, energy and more. Partners include the Ventura County Office of Education, the Ventura County Community College District, nine local school districts, ACE Charter School and dozens of area businesses.
J Weir Masterworks believes in giving back by investing in tomorrows future builders, tradesmen and tradeswomen and promoting the fields of architecture and construction. Joshua Weir was raised in Ventura and attended Buena High School, where he took advanced classes all four years in math, fine art and drafting while fulfilling the demands of the school varsity wrestling team. Joshua works closely with the Buena High Industrial arts class by providing field trip opportunities, classroom presentations and supporting the teaching staff with feedback to prepare students for life after high school in the construction industry.
Every year Joshua Weir is invited back into the advanced Industrial Arts class at Buena High School in Ventura. Josh is an alumnus and presents to the class of Juniors and Seniors about his history, current business and life beyond the classroom. It is an intentional time of casting direction and vision for a future in construction, reflection and encouragement.
J Weir Masterworks opened up their job site in the Toro Canyon area of Montecito to the Santa Barbara chapter of the AIA for a “hard hat” tour. Those in attendance were architects, interior designers and design professionals. Josh Blumer of AB Design Studio lead the tour and conversation about his vision as the architect. Three years later, the project was awarded the AIA Honor Award.
Early on, J Weir Masterworks built a bond with Festool. We strongly believe they make the best tools, and in turn, they believe in the high level of craftsmanship we achieve in the field. We invested in Festool, and Festool invested in us. We have been featured in 2011 Festool USA’s blog, interviewed and sited in magazine articles, web edits and social media, as well as the Fall 2013 New Products brochure. Every year, we meet with the R&D team from Germany and pilot new tools. We are grateful to have a lasting relationship built on trust and honesty.