TRADE: Operating Engineer
YEARS IN PROGRAM: 1
DID YOU PLAY SPORTS IN HIGH SCHOOL?
Yes, I played basketball, baseball and cross country
DID YOU CONSIDER A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION WHILE YOU WERE IN HIGH SCHOOL?
WHO INFLUENCED YOU? (TEACHERS, GUIDANCE COUNSELORS, FAMILY, FRIENDS, ETC.)
A high school teacher
WHY DID YOU ULTIMATELY CHOOSE A CAREER IN CONSTRUCTION?
I like to work outside and to operate heavy equipment
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?
A union has just as good of benefits and pay as most jobs in this country, no matter where you go.
WHAT ELSE WOULD YOU LIKE TO TELL US ABOUT YOUR CAREER PATH IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY?
It is a very enjoyable field with lots of benefitting factors such as training for the specific union occupation you are in.