Brady Woodel is an inspirational craft professional that has spoken candidly many times about his choice to make a career in construction instead of attend a traditional four-year university. Our chapter is proud to say he is a fourth-year apprentice in our Richmond training program. Brady currently works for ColonialWebb Contractors in Richmond, VA.
In the op-ed, Brady talks about choosing construction over college: “By the time I become a licensed professional, I’ll have just as much in earnings as I would have in debt from a college degree.”
Brady also shares that the highlight of his career so far is medaling in ABC’s 2022 National Craft Championships. Brady’s perspective is one of the countless inspiring stories we hear from the competitors each year, and the 2023 competitors will be no exception.