Where you are from? Jersey Shore, PA
What sparked your interest in a career in the skilled trades? What sparked my interest in a career in the trades was when I was working a job on a maintenance team for a college facility with no experience. The boss that I had was so good to me and willing to teach me and I quickly began to see that that man had such great value because of all he knew about working with his hands and fixing or building things. And I began to think that I wanted to be valuable in that way as well and I have loved learning more and more about working smart and effectively ever since.
What school will you be attending? I am attending Pennsylvania College of Technology
What field of study are you embarking on? I am studying building Construction
How did you hear about the 2018 Work Ethic Scholarship? I heard about the scholarship through my Dad who mentioned it to me
What area of Mike Rowe’s S.W.E.A.T pledge resonates the most with you as your pursue your new career? The part of the S.W.E.A.T. pledge that resonates with me the most is #9 which talks about learning. I have really grown in my love for knowledge especially in the last two years as I’ve become involved with the trades. Because learning new things so obviously grows everything about you. It constantly improves your skills and allows you to become more efficient. And there is so much to learn with many ways to find that knowledge.