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March 11, 2019

NYC program has taught 1,500 female apprentices

  • Nontraditional Employment for Women runs a tuition-free trade school in a former firehouse.
  • By VERENA DOBNIK
    Associated Press

    NEW YORK — Tameeka Gwyn is used to schlepping concrete weighing as much as 60 pounds around a construction site. For Janna Rojas, it's a cinch to carry metal pipes as heavy as 100 pounds going into new plumbing.

    “When you first do it, it's quite a shock, but it's reality,” says Gwyn, who with Rojas is helping build a Manhattan high-rise for the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Manhattan.


     
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