Donna’s Success

Nuclear Density Technician – that’s a cool job title and one that Donna is proud to call her own. Just last year, she was working two jobs just to make it by. After over a decade in the same field, she wasn’t expecting much room for advancement. This year, entering construction has pushed her to rethink the possibilities ahead.

Donna joined TrANS earlier this year, started working for Payne & Dolan in March, and quickly earned her first promotion in April. TrANS prepared Donna for what to expect on the job, and she says the OSHA training was “really helpful in learning about safety procedures on site.”

“Taking on a new career in construction has allowed me to catch up on bills and even save a little,” says Donna. She’s been able to handle unexpected expenses without borrowing money and says that, although the industry can be hard for women to enter, it’s worth it.

“Don’t let inexperience hold you back,” she advises. “Don’t sell yourself short. If you want to be a laborer or an operator, then go for it. You don’t have to be a flagger or something less physical just because you are a woman. There’s nothing you can’t do.”

Congratulations, Donna!