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Crafting New Careers in Building Arts

A few years ago we interviewed our next guest about his unique institution of higher learning and the challenges facing a new school, in particular one that focused on what many were saying were out-of-favor careers.  Yet here they are today, with a balanced budget, the accreditation process underway, and a growing base of faculty and students.
Mike Switzer interviews Colby Broadwater, president of the American College of the Building Arts in Charleston, SC. 

After almost 20 years, Mike Switzer retired from Wells Fargo Securities in 2001 as Senior Vice President/Investment Officer and Certified Portfolio Manager. In 1999, he and his wife, Maggie, purchased and operated for eight years the Baskin Robbins ice cream store on Forest Drive in Columbia. They grew the store from a bottom-tier operation in the Baskin Robbins franchise system to one in the top 5% nationwide within three years, tripling sales along the way. While operating the ice cream store, Mike and Maggie received patents for a portable ice cream sink and fold-down sneezeguard they invented and in 2002 started Magnolia Carts, an ice cream cart manufacturing company, which they sold in 2013.