In this month’s employee spotlight, we caught up with Aiden Wenckus, an apprentice here at Elm.

Q: How long have you been working at Elm?

A: I started working at Elm in July of 2022, so I am going on about a year and a half now.

Q: What brought you to Elm/how did you get your start here?

A: Right out of high school I enrolled in Lincoln Technical Institute’s electrical program. Soon before graduating, I was told about Elm by one of my instructors, so I sent in my resume. Luckily I got to start with Elm within weeks of graduating.

Q: Can you tell us a little about your role at Elm?

A: The way I look at my role here at Elm is to make the jobs easier for the guys I work with.

I found out quickly as an apprentice it’s our job to stay on the same page as our journeymen in order to get the job done safely, faster and more efficiently. And most importantly, to learn and ask questions to retain as much information as I can.

Q: What are some of the things you enjoy most about working at Elm?

A: One thing has to be the people I work with. Ever since my first week here, the people out east have been nothing but welcoming. Everyone is super easy to get along with, and it is definitely the biggest reason why I look forward to coming to work each and every day. Other than that, it also has to be the opportunity. Here at Elm I have realized that there are endless opportunities for everyone as long as you show hard work and dedication.

Q: What has been one of your most rewarding experiences at Elm?

A: So far, it’s receiving the employee spotlight this month. It’s a great feeling. I’m proud of myself for working hard and getting here, but I also thank the people who take the time and teach me every day to help me progress.

Q: What do you like to do when you’re not working?

A: Mostly when it’s warm, I enjoy spending my time outside. Whether it’s fishing at a nearby lake, or playing some kind of pick-up sports with my friends. Most importantly, I’m grateful for all the time I get to spend with my loving family as much as I can.

Q: Do you have a particular hobby or talent that co-workers may not know about?

A: I would not consider it a talent, but a hobby. I enjoy that some of my co-workers may not know is that I like to go to the skatepark. I don’t skateboard or BMX, but I do scooter. I have been since I was in middle school, and I find it as a great way to stay outside and active with my friends.