2nd Year Apprentice, Tile Setter, BAC Local #9
Heath spent several years in the foodservice industry, leaving the field in 2007 to exchange the long and odd hours to be home with her then young children. In addition to raising her kids, she also did a lot of remodeling work on her house. She found she truly loved working with her hands, especially the art of tile setting.
“It’s the type of craft where you can be highly imaginative and you get to see the results very vividly,” she said. “There is something very special about seeing what you’ve worked on and the pride in knowing that it was done with the utmost care and commitment.”
Heath knew tile setting was the career path for her so she joined the tile setter apprenticeship program with Bricklayers & Allied Crafts Local #9. There she is receiving the training to become a highly skilled professional -- turning her passion into a long-term, well-paying career.