Immigrant from Thailand discovers profitable career in construction

Our nation’s telecommunications market faces a expertise shortage that poses a threat to our essential infrastructure needs, such as the means to develop wi-fi broadband protection in urban, suburban and rural areas and to build 5G networks, which is predicted to generate 4.6 million new employment in the upcoming 15 several years. 

The solution to this risk? Investing in employees like me.

In 2015, I left my native Thailand for the United States. Back dwelling I’d long gone to college for graphic design and style, but listed here I was doing the job as an au pair, producing just $195.75 for 40 hours a 7 days. Currently, my wages in addition benefits appear to extra than $60 for every hour as a union apprentice.


Almost everything altered in 2019 when my husband inspired me to show up at a tradeswomen conference, where I learned about the Constructing Pathways plan. That is in which I started my journey to getting a telecom technician apprentice. Currently being component of the program and component of the union launched me to a full new entire world of possibilities. 

Setting up Pathways results in chances for communities of shade and people like me operating in low-wage work opportunities to enter constructing trades apprenticeships and finally safe great-spending positions in the building business. Its objective is to recruit gifted individuals while opening occupation pathways to females, persons of coloration, persons with disabilities, and transitioning veterans. In partnership with this program, the Intercontinental Brotherhood of Electrical Employees (IBEW) Regional 103 and the National Electrical Contractors Affiliation (NECA) have invested major resources to bring range, fairness and inclusion to Greater Boston’s development industry. 

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