Bruce M. Posey Named CSM's CTET Director


30-Plus Year Master Plumber to Lead Trades and Energy Training Program

With more than 30 years of experience as a master plumber, Bruce M. Posey has been named director for the College of Southern Maryland's Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET). A lifelong resident of Southern Maryland, Posey earned his journeyman license in 1981 and achieved master plumber/gasfitter in 1983.

“For the last 39 years I have managed to enjoy my livelihood here in the local tri-county area and I have mentored numerous apprentices through the years, passing on my knowledge and skills in an effort to continue the tradition of apprenticeship,” said Posey.

            Posey previously served as a National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) Certified Instructor in both plumbing and carpentry at CTET beginning in 2010. During this time, he also taught the Maryland Home Improvement Exam Prep classes as well as NCCER Core Curriculum. Posey served as the plumbing instructor for the JOBS (Juvenile Offenders Building Skills) Program at CSM which was funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Labor. More than 45 students completed the program and earned credentials to work in the HVAC or plumbing fields.

“I am excited and motivated in my recent appointment as director to have the opportunity to provide industry recognized training to the next generation of tradesmen and tradeswomen of Southern Maryland,” said Posey.

Construction is underway to locate the CTET as the first building at the Regional Hughesville Campus. Currently housed in a leased facility in Waldorf, the 30,000 square-foot CTET will include labs, classrooms and administration space. For information on the Regional Hughesville Campus and CTET construction, visit



Center for Trades and Energy Training (CTET) Open House. 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., Jan. 16. CSM Center for Trades and Energy Training, 17 Irongate Drive, Waldorf. The Center for Trades and Energy Training is hosting an open house to provide information on classes in electrical, HVAC, plumbing, welding and carpentry. Guests can tour the facility, and meet staff and instructors. Free. 301-539-4760,,