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Kaylyn Nygaard – Taper with IUPAT Local 681

Kaylyn Nygaard – Taper with IUPAT Local 681

From the youngest age, kids are asked what they want to be when the grow up. And by 18 and the end of high school, it’s decision time. For Kaylyn Nygaard, her dream job didn’t have too many requirements: Do something new every day, Learn on the job rather than in a classroom, and Work…
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Carrie Thompson – Int’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 292

Carrie Thompson – Int’l Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 292

What do you want to be when you grow up? In a single moment, people are expected to choose how they will spend the rest of their life. Carrie Thompson found herself searching for options as she embarked on her college journey at age 18. She set off to a four-year university with an eclectic…
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Marissa Goodsky – Cement Masons Local 633

Marissa Goodsky – Cement Masons Local 633

At just 26 years old, Marissa Goodsky sees herself as part of two families. She has her parents, siblings, and cousins with whom she grew up in Nett Lake as members of the Bois Forte Band of Ojibwe. And her second family? They include pseudo siblings and parent-figures helping to guide her through a hands-on…
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Aaron Hill – North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

Aaron Hill – North Central States Regional Council of Carpenters

As a young man growing up on the Southside of Chicago, moving through the ranks to become an Eagle Scout, I learned early on that hard work and perseverance were two qualities that could result in new opportunities and a better life—if I practiced them consistently. I take pride in where I’ve come from and…
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