Women in Construction: Building America from the Ground Up
Local 12 Operating Engineer Apprentice Angelina Valdez-Belete Shares her Experience
As part of the ongoing series focusing on Women in Construction, in this episode of The Rebuild SoCal Zone podcast, host Carol Church talks candidly with Angelina Valdez-Belete about her apprenticeship in Operating Engineers Training Trust – Local 12.
“When you’re out there you’re not just representing yourself. You are representing your union, your trade, and you’re representing females everywhere. So put that work in and it will definitely pay out,” says Valdez-Belete.
During this episode, learn more about:
How to get into the Operating Engineers Training Trust – Local 12.
Valdez-Belete’s first-hand experience working in a male-dominated field.
Why safety is such an important component of working with heavy equipment.
Important infrastructure jobs Valdez-Belete has already worked on within the first six months of her apprenticeship.
The Rebuild SoCal Partnership (RSCP) consists of 2,750 contractors throughout Southern California that represent more than 90,000 union workers. RSCP is dedicated to working with elected officials and educating the public on the continued need for essential infrastructure funding, including airports, bridges, ports, rail, roads, and water projects.