Aide from Chicago, IL

I'm training in welding. I need safety equipment for my workshops, and career!

I need a helmet, gloves, jacket, and steel toes boots. These will keep me safe, give me confidence, and set me up to find work after I graduate!


I am a high school graduate in the manufacturing training program at JARC. I firmly believe that any situation can provide something to learn from and ways to improve.

My goals are to improve my welding skills and get a stable job in metal working. Getting a steady income will allow me to resume my education and become the first in my family to attend college.

Welding workshops are very lively and filled with hazards. For this type of trade, I would need a welding helmet, thick leather gloves, a long sleeved jacket and steel toed boots. All of these articles would protect me from heat, sparks, heavy objects, and electrical hazards.

Not only would it keep me safe, they would also provide me with confidence in and around the workshop. Having my own personal protective equipment early on will provide for a smooth transition into a job and allow me to stay focused on improving my skills as a welder.

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Validated by Katherine from Jane Addams Resource Corporation (What does this mean?)

Aide is one of our trainees at JARC. She is smart dedicated worker looking to start her career. She plans on using her career to pay for college. She is a hard worker and great person

About Katherine

I work for the Jane Addams Resource Corporation. Our mission is to ensure that people who work do not live in poverty. My goal is to help people get on their feet and earn a living wage. Helping people is my life mission and I will do that any way that I can.