Positively Chicago: Women Who Weld

CBS Chicago — Valerie Galvin bounced from job to job to job until she took up welding. Then the sparks flew.

“The better I got at it, the more I wanted to do it,” she tells CBS 2’s Roseanne Tellez.

It’s all thanks to a program at the Jane Addams Resource Corporation (JARC) that directs disadvantaged job-seekers to fill middle-skills gaps.

“I think that women are not encouraged to think about manufacturing, but the fact is that there are a lot of good paying jobs with good career paths in manufacturing,” JARC’s Guy Loudon says.

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