March 2017 Go Build Ambassador: Grant Smith

FullSizeRender-2The mission of Go Build is to enhance the image of the construction industry and inform young people and their "influencers" about career opportunities in the craft trades. "Go Build Ambassadors" exemplify the spirit of Go Build as the proud, elite group helping to build a better tomorrow. As the future of our country’s construction industry, they understand there's nothing they can't accomplish with their own two hands – they don't just operate tools, they are tools. They are the keys to their livelihood, providers for society's progress and catalysts for change.

Our first featured "Go Build Ambassador" is Grant Smith from Nolensville.



FullSizeRender-1Name: Grant Smith

Hometown: Nolensville, Tennessee

Hobbies: guitar

School: Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville (TCATN) welding program

Favorite course: welding

Why did you pursue a career in the skilled trades? I chose welding because I have always loved hands on activities. I also like to be able to see my work that I have done after it is finished.

What do you hope to do after graduation? Work in some sort of a fabrication shop.

What advice do you have for other students who might be considering a career in construction? If you don't want to be sitting behind a desk and enjoy hands on work, then this field is for you!



To nominate a student, educator or influencer as a "Go Build Ambassador," send us an email to for more information.