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Profiled Individual:

Bernardo Loya Jr.
Apprentice Ironworker
Ironworkers Union Local 290
Dayton, OH

Apprentice Iron Worker

High School:  Francisco Villa High School
Ascension, MX
College:  

Profiled Individual:

Sara Bingham
Hull Technician
U.S. Navy
Great Lakes, IL

My dad has a metal recycling business. I've been working for him since I was eight years old doing scrap-yard stuff. That experience led me to take welding in high school.

High School:  Uintah High School
Vernal, UT
College:  Uintah Basin Applied Technology College
Vernal, UT

Profiled Individual:

Jordan Kay
Welding Technician
City of Minot
Minot, ND

I've been in a wheelchair since I was six years old. I first tried welding when I was a kid. I liked the fire and using my hands to make things.

High School:  Minot High School
Minot, ND
College:  North Dakota State College of Science, Associate Degree in Welding Technology
Wahpeton, ND

Profiled Individual:

Guillermo Gallardo
President
Complete Welding & Cutting Supplies
Pomona, CA

But entrepreneurship is in my genes. At 28, I opened my own store using $50,000 from a loan against my house. It was just a small shop, but within a few years I could afford to open two more. Five years after I went out on my own, I bought the company I started at, after my old boss died.

High School:  La Zaro Cardenas High School
Tijuana, MX
College:  Riverside Community College
Riverside, CA

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