I lost my husband way too soon at the age of 56. We were married for 32 years and met when I was 9 years old. Our education backgrounds were very different. I went to college and grad school. He went to a trade school. I have worked traditional hours in an office for my entire career while he worked all over the world, at all hours of the day, inside, outside and in many different weather conditions. He often said that he had experiences that he never dreamed he would get to do because he couldn't see that path when he was struggling in school. It wasn't until he went to a trade school and started to understand how he could use his talent that things starting falling into place for him.
My goal is to identify those students that would benefit from the same type of springboard that helped my husband. College was the right choice for me but it isn't for everyone. I want to honor my husband's legacy by honoring those that are pursuing a career in the trades.