IRWA strives everyday to improve people’s
quality of life through infrastructure
development. And at the front lines bringing this
powerful purpose to life is our IRWA CLIMB
Certified Instructor Team. Over the next few
months, I will be bringing you The Instructor
Spotlight Series, which will highlight some of
the instructors on the team and allow them
to share their thoughts on teaching for this
impactful industry and what it means to be
an infrastructure educator. We are very lucky
to have this high-caliber team to serve the
educational needs of our current and future
students. I am proud to introduce the first
CLIMB Certified Instructor in our series.
BY DEIDRE ALVES, M.ED.
Get to know the people behind the purpose
FAITH ROLAND, SR/WA
What is the most rewarding
part of instructing for the
My biggest smiles from teaching
come the week after a class.
I’ll get an email or a quick call
from a student where they recall
a practical example or tip I shared during class. They
remember the tip, take it back to their job, try it and then it
works! Giving students real practical tools and tips they can
immediately use is something I always strive for in a class.
When they remember what I said, then immediately apply