The mission of Go Build is to enhance the image of the construction industry and inform young people and their “influencers” about career opportunities in the craft trades.
“Go Build Ambassadors” exemplify the spirit of Go Build as the proud, elite group helping to build a better tomorrow. As the future of our country’s construction industry, they understand there’s nothing they can’t accomplish with their own two hands – they don’t just operate tools, they are tools. They are the keys to their livelihood, providers for society’s progress and catalysts for change.
Congrats to our September 2017 Go Build Tennessee Ambassador, Danielle Bowslaugh.
Name: Danielle Bowslaugh
Hobbies: Riding horses, motorcycles, and going out on the lake.
Favorite Training Activity: Bending pipe
Current Training Program: Associated Builders and Contractors, Year 3
There’s endless opportunity in Tennessee’s construction industry – what inspired you to pursue a career in the skilled trades? The inspiration to become an electrician was the dynamics of the job. There are so many opportunities in this field.
What are your plans after completing your training? My plans after completing my training is to grow my career either in residential or commercial services.
For young people who might be considering a career in construction, what advice would you share? My advice would be don’t be intimidated. I was always taught that you can’t go wrong with a trade. You will always have a career in any field that you choose.
What’s the best part about working on a job site? I have met people in all different aspects of this job that are more than willing to help you in any way. Working for Stansell Electric is more than a job to me, its team work and somewhere I look forward to going every day.
An electrician is a skilled tradesmen who installs and maintains the electrical systems and wiring that powers the nations utilities and communications.
Did you know? The average wage is around $23 an hour – or about $47k a year. You need critical thinking skills, and manual dexterity, plus an associates degree or vocational training and on the job experience. Learn more here.
To nominate a student, educator or influencer as a “Go Build Ambassador,” send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.