Western Massachusetts job training programs get a boost; Community Works provides apprenticeships for building trades | masslive
Aziza Holloway-Abdegeo used to sell buildings; now she builds them. The economy put a damper on Holloway-Abdegeo's career selling real estate. But, a pre-apprenticeship training program called Community Works helped get her foot in the door as a union apprentice carpenter. As an apprentice she's helped build the $114-million Roger L. Putnam Vocational-Technical Academy and work on the $43.4 million renovation and expansion of Forest Park Middle School.