What a delight it was to walk into the Building Construction Technology classroom at Tennessee College of Applied Technology in Nashville -- my alma mater where I spent 16 months with a herd of men -- to find the workshop filled with girls! Organized and led by the women of Turner Construction Company, the inaugural … Continue reading Introducing Girls Who Build!
Look what just arrived in the mail: my diploma in General Construction! I could not be more grateful to my unflappable instructor, Kenton Pleger, or to the whole team at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville, for welcoming a middle-aged mom with no relevant experience into the school's new class in Building Construction Technology. (Nor … Continue reading Big News in the Mailbox
A few months ago, my talented cabinetmaker classmate left the Building Construction Technology classroom at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville for a work-study program at 1220 Exhibits. Now, instead of coming to class, he gets school credit while getting paid to learn on the job. I recently visited my classmate at work in the … Continue reading Skills On Display: A Visit to 1220 Exhibits
It's registration week at Tennessee College of Applied Technology Nashville, and my imaginary boyfriend—The Real Mike Rowe, host of Dirty Jobs and Somebody's Gotta Do It—just paid my tuition. I know, right? A few months ago, Miss Charlene and the folks in TCATN admin circulated a memo about the MikeRoweWORKSFoundation Work Ethic Scholarship, and my … Continue reading Mike Rowe is My Sugar Daddy