After Rochelle Sadler became the first African-American woman to become a sheet metal journeyman in Oregon last year, she’s ready to pave a new path forward.
When I signed up for the sheet metal apprenticeship, I did not even know what sheet metal was. I actually thought I was signing up for the HVAC service tech apprenticeship and was shocked to find out it was a field within itself. I was not even thinking about the racial makeup of the field. I was completely clueless.