TRADE: Sheet Metal Worker
YEARS IN PROGRAM: 1
DID YOU PLAY SPORTS IN HIGH SCHOOL?
Yes, I played basketball and ran track and cross country.
DID YOU CONSIDER A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION WHILE YOU WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL?
Yes, I considered a career in construction in high school.
WHO INFLUENCED YOU? (TEACHERS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, FAMILY, FRIENDS, ETC.)
I first heard about it when I was taking a building trades class.
WHY DID YOU ULTIMATELY CHOOSE A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION?
I chose a career in construction because it pays well and unlike college, it is free.
WHAT WOULD YOU TELL YOUNG PEOPLE CONSIDERING POST-SECONDARY CAREER OPTIONS AFTER HIGH SCHOOL? WHAT WOULD YOU TELL THEM TO CONVINCE THEM TO CONSIDER AN APPRENTICESHIP PROGRAM?
An apprenticeship program is a great opportunity. It is basically free. And, you get paid while learning. After you are done, you will have earned a degree.
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?
It is a great, challenging career to get into. It has a great pension plan for life after work.