At 18 years old, with no college debt building up and earning while he learns with great benefits to support himself, Swain says he’s very happy with his decision and has “a good thing going on here” for his future. ⠀
When Deb Cronin turned 50 years old, she signed up and was accepted as an apprentice in the Carpenters union. She’s now a third-year apprentice in Carpenters Local 328 and is a firm believer in working hard to make your dreams come true – whatever your age!
Pena joined the Carpenters union when she was 21. Earning a good wage as an apprentice made it possible for her to buy her first home when she was a 2nd year but she says it didn’t come without hard work and dedication to the trade.
Annisha Simpson is a 3rd year apprentice in Local 328. She’s working for New England Finish Systems, and at night she is working towards earning an associate’s degree in Construction Management from Wentworth Institute of Technology.