Nunez Celebrates Heavy Equipment and Carpentry Graduates

Workforce Graduates

On July 27 Nunez celebrated the graduation of ten students from its Heavy Equipment and Carpentry programs, which are offered through the Nunez Workforce Division. Pictured from left are Cody Schwing, owner of Absolute Safety, William Polk (Heavy Equipment), Kendal Hills (Heavy Equipment), Andres Vargas (Heavy Equipment), Daren Dison (Heavy Equipment), Danmond Demolle (Heavy Equipment), Workforce Director Brian Gibson, Justin Flannery (Carpentry), Brenton Sanchez (Carpentry), Bruce Banks (Carpentry) and Carpentry Instructor Rustin Treadaway. Not pictured are Christian Bonona (Heavy Equipment) and Carl Jackson (Carpentry).

The Heavy Equipment program from Nunez Community College’s Workforce Division celebrated its third cohort of Heavy Equipment program completers alongside Carpentry program completers July 27 on the Nunez campus.

Heavy Equipment completers received the following 14 industry certifications upon completing the eight-week course:  

  • NCCER – Core Construction Skills
  • NCCER – Heavy Equipment Level 1
  • OSHA 10 – Construction 
  • MSHA – New Miner
  • American Heart Association – CPR/First Aid/AED
  • Aerial Manlift – Scissor Lift
  • Basic Rigging
  • 8-Hour Confined Space Entry
  • Fall Protection
  • Field Safety Orientation Training
  • Forklift Operation – Straight Mast and Extended (2)
  • Incipient Firefighting – Fire Safety (2)
  • Trenching & Excavation

Carpentry completers received the following certifications:

  • NCCER – Core Construction Skills
  • NCCER Carpentry Level I
  • Powered Industrial Trucking (PIT) & Spotter Training

Heavy Equipment graduates, all from St. Bernard Parish, included:

Christian Bonona
Danmond Demolle
Daren Dison
Kendal Hills
William Polk
Andres Vargas

Carpentry graduates included:

Bruce Banks of St. Bernard Parish
Justin Flannery of Orleans Parish
Carl Jackson of Jefferson Parish
Brenton Sanchez of St. Bernard Parish

Students interested in Workforce classes at Nunez can visit for more details. Students who require assistance are welcome to call 504-278-6467, email, or use the Live Chat feature at

About Nunez Community College
Nunez Community College is a student-centered institution that delivers relevant and innovative curriculum integrating the arts, sciences, and humanities leading to academic credentials and workforce opportunities. Nunez serves a vital role in the community by engaging with partners to support student success and personal growth. Nunez Community College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate degrees, technical diplomas, and certificates. Degree-granting institutions also may offer credentials such as certificates and diplomas at approved degree levels. Questions about the accreditation of Nunez Community College may be directed in writing to the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033-4097, by calling (404) 679-4500, or by using information available on SACSCOC’s website ( Nunez is located at 3710 Paris Road, Chalmette, LA. For more information, visit