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At the Water Cooler with Bill Renwick, Senior Project Specialist


How long have you been with ASHLIN and what is your role with the company?

I have been working directly for ASHLIN the past 9 years, but previously to that I was subcontracted by ASHLIN through another company beginning in 2009. This was the beginning of the DOL contract with Job Corps. I have been the CTT Team Project Manager for several years and currently working as a Senior Project Specialist.

What do you enjoy most about working at ASHLIN?

I have enjoyed working with the various staff that have been on this contract. There has been a very diverse group of people over the years with a wide range of backgrounds and experience. I have learned a lot from each one of them.

What are some of your professional aspirations?

I am at the end of my working career time period for Job Corps. I am going on over 40 + years working for the Job Corps program. I worked for close to 30 years at the Oneonta Job Corps and was one of the first hires for the Academy. I helped turn the Home Folks Tuberculosis Hospital into one of the best Education and Career Technical Training Centers in all of Job Corps. I am very proud of all of the student accomplishments that I supported and the positive impact I had on so many young people’s lives.

Can you tell us a little about a current project that you’re working on?

Currently I provide support on several different projects within this contract. CTT Change Request, CTST Plans, RFPs, E-TARs, CTT Equipment, Maintaining all 120 Centers Master Profiles are just a few of the projects I support, along with providing technical assistants for programmatic information requested from the field.

How did you arrive at your decision to work at ASHLIN?

The president of the company, Linda Botts was very persuasive and it was a natural fit at the time because I had already been working on the subcontract for ASHLIN prior to coming on board as a full time ASHLIN employee.

Now to the Fun Stuff

How do you start your morning routine?

I let my dog outside and then make a pot of coffee. I log onto the DOL Computer and all the various email sites I have access to.

Tell us about a person who has inspired you.

My Mom and Dad inspired me the most prior to their passing. They were excellent role models and parents and my Dad was one of the hardest working individual’s you would ever meet. I got a lot of my work ethics from working side by side with my Dad prior to working for Job Corps.

What food is your favorite “guilty pleasure”?

I love Pizza with tons of toppings!

What is your favorite hobby?

Doing anything outdoors.

Tell us something about your life that most people would be surprised to know.

I love to drive really, really, really fast in any type of vehicle I am in (Car, Motorcycle, Truck, 100 ton Diesel Locomotive Train, etc. and have a need for speed. I was a Quick Draw Pistol shooting champion in my younger days.

What are you reading right now?

Nothing at this time.

What is your “go to” mobile app?

No favorite APP. I use the Apps for whatever specific purpose they are designed for. Too busy with work and then maintaining 90 acres of land/property I own, so I don’t spend a lot of time using Apps.

Name one destination in the world that you have to visit in the next 5 years.

Would love to get back to Nashville Tennessee with my wife. Visited there a couple of years ago and had a great time.

If you were to write a book about yourself, what would you name it?

The Wild and Crazy Times of Bill Renwick Adventures

If Hollywood made a movie about your life, who would you like to see cast as you?

Harrison Ford or Kevin Costner

What is the funniest thing that has ever happened to you?

I was cutting a tree down and a widow maker branch dropped down from the top of the tree at a very fast rate of speed and skewered me in my backside. I apparently did a crazy dance and said a whole bunch of obscenities that my wife and son happened to take a video of.

Who are your top 5 greatest (artists, musicians, movies, athletes, books, cars, etc.) of all time?

Movies.. American Graffiti and all of Clint Eastwood movies. Cars -1969 Camaro, Musician – Willie Nelson, Alan Jackson, Garth Brooks and Jennifer Nettles