For Michelle Clark, cutting into heavy concrete is part of her apprenticeship program at Laborer’s International Union of North American, Local 621 in Olean.
Local 621 does Department of Transportation work, heavy highways, bridges and blacktop, as well as other building projects.
“You get extensive training, be it in the classroom and on-the-job training. It’s important to me. I love this,” said Michelle Clark, Friendship resident.