Pretty Good for an Old Man

Dave, affectionately known around Flintridge as Cowboy, is a graduate of our Apprenticeship Preparation Program and a member of the Local 409 Carpenter’s Union. At 51 years old, and with eight prison terms, Dave has very little work experience. He says, “The biggest problem of mine was just getting out of prison and not having a game plan… wanting to make money but not knowing how to make money the right way… always falling back to criminal activity.” Since joining the pre-apprenticeship program last fall, Dave says “it’s been just one blessing after the other.” He recently stopped by the office to show off a big paycheck. He told us, “That’s pretty good for an old man with no work experience and a bunch of felonies.” Hear Dave tell his story in this new video.

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