4th Year Apprentice, Insulators Local #2
With a two-year associate’s degree, Chris embarked on a career in the food brokerage industry. Rising to Project Manager Chris believed he was on the path to continued earnings and promotions.
“What I found at the age of 30 was that I was maxed out on opportunities to grow in that industry and with that company,” he said.
Through friends, he discovered the construction trades.
“As I investigated the trades generally I saw long-term stability, great retirement benefits and comprehensive health care coverage,” he noted. “Initially I earned a little less on the wage side, but immediately had far better benefits. Just a year or so later I was making more money too.”
Chris especially likes the camaraderie and lack of “politics” in the trades.
“No one is trying to step over you, but instead we all look out for one another and help each other to grow.”