Alumni Profile - Myron Thibodeaux

Myron Thibodeaux is a 2013-2014 graduate of the New Orleans ECPAP. He is a 23 year old African American male with a high school diploma. At program entry, Myron was underemployed working as a waiter at Red Lobster. Myron had no previous construction or environmental experience and needed the trade related math review.

Upon graduation Myron joined the carpenter’s apprenticeship program and went to work for Freeman Decorating making $14.27 hourly. Myron received his scaffolding erector qualification through the ECPAP and obtained a TWIC card.

Myron used his scaffolding erector qualification and TWIC card to go to work at Cornerstone chemical plant in Waggaman, LA at an hourly wage of $18.83 per hour as a 3rd Year Apprentice. What really makes this a success story is a testament to Myron’s character and vision.

Living with his parents over the last five years, Myron was able to save enough money to put a down payment on a house. In February 2014, Myron went to the act of sale on a small starter home in Jefferson Parish. Myron plans to use his expanding construction knowledge to renovate his new home.