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Angel Castillo is a 15-year+ member of Local 336 in Central/Western Mass. In 2005, Castillo completed the Westover Job Corp pre-apprenticeship program which helped him prepare for a career in carpentry.⠀⠀
Castillo understands the importance of continuing to learn and advance his skills to become more valuable to employers. Throughout his career, he has taken full advantage of the free classes and courses offered by the union, and now works as a carpenter steward. He also serves as a delegate and vice president of the NASRCC Latino Club.
“My advice to apprentices is to get involved in their Local; take all the classes they can and get all the certifications they can to become stewards, delegates, etc. They can also become foremen and superintendents because the sky is the limit in this career.”
Working with his hands, seeing different places and being able to step back at the end of the day and look at what he built are some of Castillo’s favorite things about being a union carpenter. ⠀
Castillo has worked on numerous residential projects in the city of Worcester and most recently worked to help build Worcester Polar Park; the home of the Red Sox AAA team the WooSox.
“My career as a union carpenter has benefited my life because I’m able to raise my family and make sure they are taken care of. It makes me feel good to show my family the work that I do.”⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀