Hi Eric:

I have some good news I wanted to share with you because you helped me get here. First off, I am now a second year apprentice at the shipyard in a shop I love and enjoy. Also, I just bought my first house (ok, I realize I didn’t BUILD it, but maybe next time). I just wanted to again say “thank you” for pushing me when I was looking through that stack of paperwork. I wouldn’t have finished it without all of your encouragement and certainly wouldn’t be a home owner right now either. You helped shape my future by pushing me towards a wonderful and rewarding career.

I learned so much about safety before I entered the workforce. I learned about employability skills, working on a jobsite, working with all men, carpentry, and different personality types. I hope others benefit from the construction program as much as I did.