Industry Partner: Viji Kuruvilla


This featured partner is currently the Vice President of Quality at Lexicon, Inc. Meet Viji Kuruvilla!

What are the benefits of partnering with UACCM for yourself and the college?

Lexicon is one of the most highly regarded and fastest-growing companies in the construction field. We believe in preparing Arkansas’s future workforce and providing them with excellent career opportunities in the construction field. Lexicon is family-owned and operated, so our team is dedicated to providing a good quality of life for our employees and their families. Partnering with UACCM in developing educational programs and curricula offers exciting opportunities for students and creates win-win opportunities for UACCM and industries in Arkansas.

Why should others serve on advisory boards?

If you are successful in your field, giving back to prepare the next generation is very satisfying. It is important to share best practices on lessons learned, critical decision-making, skills to help overcome challenges, the importance of teamwork in achieving excellence and, most importantly, how the work has shaped your character. Getting involved in an advisory committee, and mentoring, is the most rewarding experience.

What do you enjoy most about your career?

I enjoy mentoring others, problem-solving, building great leaders, and instilling a sense of why excellence in everything you do is so important. Lexicon is committed to building a better tomorrow, and that starts with its employees. Being a part of a family-focused company culture that strives to mentor, grow and foster great leaders makes my job very rewarding. 

Why should students consider your career field?

Everyone seeks a sense of belonging and looks for a place where they can enjoy working while being able to support their family. If you enjoy building America's infrastructure and want to put your signature on iconic structures, you would love the construction industry.

There are various opportunities for those interested in joining the Lexicon team. We provide a wide range of services, including construction management, steel fabrication, erection, mechanical installation and plant maintenance for heavy industrial, commercial and bridge projects, as well as a full spectrum of golf course construction, renovation and management services. Proudly based in Little Rock, the company now includes Custom Metals, Prospect Steel, Steel Fabricators of Monroe, Lexicon Energy Services, Lexicon Industrial Constructors, Lexicon Industrial Maintenance and Heritage Links. For more information, visit lexicon-inc.com.

What advice would you give yourself when you were starting your career?

Find a mentor, be coachable and master your skills fast.

Do you have any other comments?

Dream big and never let anyone steal your dream. Pursue it!


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