I can now make a living. I’m free.
"The welding program helped me build character. Mr. Perry taught me how to talk like a welder, how to dress like a welder, how to act like a welder, and most importantly – he taught me how to weld! He had an iron fist way of teaching and because of him, I can now make a living. I'm free."
Candelario Davila, former offender/welder
Other Success Stories that may interest you:
NEW - I’m so grateful I took welding - "I’m so grateful I took welding; I’ve come so far in my career because the things I was taught in that program".
NEW - Education taught me... - "Education taught me how to think and analyze problems, which helps me daily in my current employment."
NEW - Making a positive impact - "I am very excited to be learning a new trade and to be securing employment for myself in the 'real world.'"
Success Story posters on campuses - New WSD success story posters are being displayed in schools across the state to encourage students to make education, employment skills, self-esteem and positive change a permanent part of their lives.
NEW - I had given up on myself - "I could barely read or write and didn’t even realize I had given up on myself… a great teacher from WSD taught me how to believe in myself..."