Women Taking Advantage of Career In Unionized Sheet Metal Industry

Published: October 14, 2013

clevelandCleveland is experiencing a building boom and bringing with it, some good paying jobs.  WOIO Action News has found one woman who is proving she can do the work too.  She is taking advantage of a free apprenticeship program offered by Sheet Metal Workers Local 33.

“I think the hardest part is the sizes and weights of the material that you work with because as a woman you’re not as strong as a man so sometimes it can be a bit challenging to try and lift something up and carry it up a ladder and try and install it over your head,” said Fatima Ware.

Fatima is three years into the five year program and what’s her motivation?  “To be better, to try to be better than the men. . .”  Click here for more coverage from WOIO Action News in Cleveland.