CARPENTER – CONSTRUCTION SUPERINTENDENT – PROJECT MANAGER – WELDER – JEWELRY/ART DESIGNER

Morgan Over

What Construction Managers do: Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Company: Neighborworks of Western Vermont
Title: Onsite Project Manager for LaborWorks

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
It is a dynamic ever-changing job that allows for lots of creativity and problem-solving.

What Training have you Received? I worked with a Master carpenter/contractor starting at age 16 in the summers and after college full-time. This was all for the most part hands-on work experience training.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
My favorite things to do is ride my mountain bike, kayak in the summertime and in the winter I enjoy skiing and sledding.


Meghan Rigali

What Welders do:

Use hand-welding or flame-cutting equipment to weld or join metal components or to fill holes, indentations, or seams of fabricated metal products.

Company: Stafford Technical Center
Title: Welder

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
I love working with the community, creative problem solving, and technical performance.

What Training have you Received?
I have a Bachelor in Fine Art from the San Francisco Art Institute, welding classes from Stafford Tech Adult Continuing Education, Teaching Certification from UVEI, Teaching Exchange with Hartland Iron Works, continual training in metals, art, outdoor medicine, and education training.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
I enjoy making art, practicing yoga, being in nature, traveling, activism, and spending time with loved ones.


John Casella

What Construction Managers do: Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.

Company: Casella Construction
Title: Construction Project Manager

What are 2 things you really like/enjoy about your job?
Construction is interesting to me because it is always changing. From an industry standpoint, technology and construction standards are always changing, which means I am always learning new things. Our jobs are always different day to day – job locations and projects are always changing. It is a great way to see the State and New England. The people in our industry are great – construction is a mix of hard-working people with lots of different backgrounds from trades to professional. Our industry is very real.

What Training have you Received?
On the job training – the best kind. There is no better way to learn than hands on experience with a little guidance. Doing something provides you the opportunity to work through a challenges and have to figure out ways to overcome something. Safety is critical in our industry, I’ve had many safety training classes and received a number of certifications: From mine safety and OSHA training to confined space and CPR training.

What do you enjoy doing when you aren’t at work?
I enjoy spending time with my family at the lake, skiing, or really anywhere. I also enjoy working around my property, mowing my lawn, tinkering, and helping out with my family’s different projects. I get great satisfaction from seeing the end results from a day’s work. I guess I just like to build stuff!