CareerForce helps Nubia find her dream career path through unique construction program
Tuesday, February 15, 2022
Nubia had been interested in the construction industry ever since she was a little girl in Cuba. Her stepdad built their home out of red brick and cement with skills he learned in the Cuban army and it was the best house in the neighborhood. Her stepdad inspired her passion for the trades, but at the time, she thought it was a man’s work environment, so she didn’t think it was a career she could pursue.
As she grew up, she moved to Miami and eventually to Minnesota working in customer service-related jobs. As a mother of two children with special needs, she needed to find work that would better support her family. Her years in customer service had also taught her that she didn’t like being stuck working at a desk all day. While on the CareerForce website, she noticed a flyer about the MnDOT-DEED Highway Heavy Construction Training and Placement Program and it was like music to her ears.