“When I was accepted into the emPOWER program I went in with an open mind. I wasn’t sure which trade I would pick.
As the weeks passed my interest in welding grew. I have been so lucky in that my work placement, Aaron Machine Shop, hired me on after my work experience as an Apprentice Welder. I could not have asked for a better team.
I am the only female in the welding shop and my coworkers have gone above and beyond in teaching me.”
– Shvonne Shepherd