Madeline started her story by explaining, “I remember being a senior in high school, not knowing what I wanted to do, what I wanted to be, where I wanted to be. I was up at Vermont Tech for an open house. The moment I walked into the construction lab, I felt right at home. I remember walking out of the lab after meeting everyone and learning more about the program, I turned to my mom and said ” I want to go here.” She further explained why she was interested in the Construction Management program stating, “I chose construction because of my roots. I grew up on a job site. I remember being 8 or 9 and spending the day with my dad at his jobs, those core memories stuck with me. It was a no-brainer that I was going to go into the construction field.” In 2021, Madeline graduated with her Associate in Applied Science in Construction Management.
Her time at Vermont Tech was unique as she explained, “Vermont Tech gave me a sense of confidence. Being a woman in the construction industry is not the easiest job. I was in labs and classes where I was the only woman, but that didn’t deter me at all.” She further explained how her time at Vermont Tech helped, expressing, “It allowed me to explore all aspects of construction and figure out which one was best suited for me. Structures has helped me immensely over the past year and especially with this job in precast.” Currently, Madeline is working as an Assistant Project Manager at Dailey Precast in Shaftsbury, VT. She explained what her day-to-day is like, “My day starts out by putting together owner reports for our precast projects. I look over lots of plans for upcoming projects, go up to the plant and check in with QC to make sure our products are what the owners have requested.”
Madeline was also employed while attending Vermont Tech and noted, “I was extremely fortunate to work alongside my father who owns a residential construction company here in Southwestern VT.” She noted how being able to have this experience helped her on her path to employment after college. “I am very grateful for my time spent at Vermont Tech, the lessons I learned, the friendships that were created, the memories that will last a lifetime.”