Hello, my name is Cecilia. I am 38 years old, a mother of 3 children and thank God for NEW! Nontraditional Employment for Women has been a blessing for me and my family. It was their supportive program and amazing staff that enabled me to enter the Carpenters Union at a much quicker pace. I really wish I would have known about this organization when I was younger.
I have always loved using my hands and visually seeing progress that I can look back on and share with others. In Junior High I began learning Carpentry. When I was in High School I studied Manual and Computer Aided Drafting & Design and graduated as a NYS Certified Junior Draftsman. Assisted in the Forest Restoration Projects of Wave Hill and The New York Botanical Garden by rebuilding the trails and providing erosion control among other tasks. Was in the Military for 8 yrs, worked in the corporate world for about 10 and now I am a Union Carpenter, a Journeywoman, a person who will always strive to do better and learn as much as I can to always improve my skills.
So, you see, I've come around full circle. NEW has helped me set a foundation later in life to excel in a career in the construction industry. Through them, I have participated in workshops, events, seminars and job fairs and will be getting more involved with mentoring and volunteering. Please help me give back by donating what you can so another woman will be able to do the same for themselves, their family and community. Thank you :-)
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