Robin Harp recently graduated with her administrative professional certificate through the Strengthening Working Families Initiative (SWFI) at Community College of Denver (CCD). SWFI helps parents and guardians of young children access certificates and careers in high-demand industries: Advanced Manufacturing, Healthcare, and Information Technology.
While in school, Robin connected with another CCD program called WORKNOW, a construction-industry, workforce development program through the Center for Workforce Initiatives (CWI). As a WORKNOW member, Robin took advantage of the career support services like career choice navigation and resume development assistance. After gaining real-world office experience as an intern with WORKNOW, Robin got a full-time position as a data entry clerk with Kiewit Corporation, one of the largest international construction companies.
"My WORKNOW navigator was a strong source of support while going to school to earn my certificate. Having better pay and better benefits has helped my family grow," celebrates Robin.
Robin’s advice to other women considering a career in construction:
"Just go for it and don't let anybody hold you back. There are so many opportunities in the industry. Don't let others tell you that you don't belong."
WORKNOW at Community College of Denver helps to connect employers, workers, students, and other community partners to develop paths toward career advancement and sustainable employment within targeted industries. Learn more at ccd.edu/WIN