4th Year Apprentice, Sheet Metal Workers Local #12
After leaving the United States Air Force, Roy was faced with finding a career that would allow him to care for his family, including nearly newborn twins. He never really considered the construction trades to be a career, but through the encouragement of a friend, he decided to see what the trades had to offer.
“I considered a handful of the construction trades and their programs before hitting upon the sheet metal workers,” Roy said. “I really liked the variety of skill needed to be a successful sheet metal worker; especially the CAD work and design aspect. That’s what I would like to do long term.”
Roy is happy with the decision he made four years ago, and if he had any doubts at first, he now clearly knows “…this is a true career, not just a job, it’s been tremendous.”