Jenna DeCosta, Pipefitter Apprentic

Jenna is working on piping for the hot and cold water supply and return at Dennis-Yarmouth Middle School in South Yarmouth, MA.

Jenna DeCosta, Pipefitter Apprentice

Jenna DeCosta
Pipefitter Apprentice, Arden Engineering Constructors

We asked Jenna a few questions about Women in Construction…

What advice would you give to a young woman entering the construction industry?

Just be yourself—no need to act like something you’re not. Have a strong positive attitude, and strive for greatness. You can do anything you set your mind to. Stand up for yourself always, and just be cool. But be prepared to put the work in, it’s hard both mentally and physically. Thick skin is a must.

How do you think the construction industry can attract more female candidates?

Word of mouth, and I think by people seeing that there are actually women that work on job sites. Social media is a good resource to promote that.

What is the best part of your job?

The best part of my job would be the type of work I do. It’s all different tasks, and you’re not stuck in one place. You move around to different jobs, which keeps things interesting. I’ve also been fortunate to work for some great foremen and an awesome crew. I learn something new every single day.

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