Madison resident Lisa Goodman says that working as an electrician is the “best thing that ever happened” to her. She was able to pay off her graduate school debt, bought a home on a single income, and has been mostly debt free for the past 14 years.
As federal investments pour into the construction sector, Kilah Engelke is working to recruit more women into the industry. “We have the best health care available and a pension that will last my entire lifetime and allow me to retire with dignity at an early age,” she said. “The wages are great too.”