Class Number 4 is Ready2Work!
December 13, 2018 – Excitement filled the air as family and friends gathered for the 4th PSEG Ready2Work graduation. Graduation from the program does not mark the end for graduates first step of an opportunity for a prosperous career in the construction trades. Various representatives from the City of Bridgeport, local businesses, Building Pathways CT and PSEG were all present to celebrate the accomplishments of the 4th Ready2Work class.
Graduates shared their experiences from the program and where they see themselves in the future with their career. Graduate Jessenia Rojas shared her personal story of perseverance and breaking the gender barrier about women in the construction trades. “I didn’t think this was something women could do so I was happy to know that there is a large number of people willing to open their doors to complete strangers and provide them this opportunity.” Jessenia will be pursuing a career with the local Laborer’s International Union of North America (LiUNA).
The Ready2Work program is a 600 thousand-dollar private investment in the residents of the city of Bridgeport that provides training for high-paying union apprenticeships. Over the course of 7 weeks, students gain valuable knowledge about the construction industry at no cost all while preparing themselves for a high-paying union apprenticeship.
South End Council Woman Denese Taylor-Moye praised the 4th Ready2Work class for all their accomplishments over the past several weeks. “To the people in the class today, know the hard work you put into becoming a graduate. Behind the hard work you put in was your family, your friends, PSEG, the City of Bridgeport and me. I support you all.”
Here is to you Ready2Work class number 4! PSEG is proud of how far you come and we wish you all the best in your future careers as union tradesmen and women.