Sheila Ray - Wes Watkins Technology Center
Then: A woman with 25 years of construction experience who was unable to get high-wage jobs. Sheila Ray discovered her employment was limited by her gender and lack of certifications in this male-dominated industry. Wes Watkins Technology Center helped Sheila:
- Become certified in basic plumbing, electrical, Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning and carpentry.
- Pass the EPA Universal Technician license test for working with refrigerants.
- Look past gender differences and focus on her skills and interests in the programs.
Now: Sheila continues her education at WWTC in the HVAC program while competing in SkillsUSA competitions.