When I thought about changing careers from a corporate position in publishing, I did a lot of research and spoke to a lot of people. It was only when I found SALT that I met a female carpenter and it finally occurred to me that if she could do it, then I could do it. Nothing gave me more confidence and hope than the people I met through SALT and no one provided the practical advice and encouragement needed to get through the challenge of finding the right employer and landing an apprenticeship. I love being part of a grassroots network full of men and women who are proud of their trades and willing to share their knowledge and experience with anyone who wants to enter a trade but doesn’t know where to start.” – Jessica Bramwell, cabinetmaker’s apprentice.