For more than a dozen years, USW/ATIMetals-New Bedford Local Joint Committee member Shawn Bowen has been using his Career Development benefit to pursue his true passion -- woodworking and furniture making.
Bowen uses Tuition Assistance to take courses at the local vocation school in New Bedford, Mass. He also uses a combination of his own vacation time plus Tuition Assistance to attend training in the summer where he learns advanced furniture making techniques. The photo gallery below showcases some of Shawn's work. Check out that talent!