Staff Sergeant Xavier Latuszek  

I think the trades have always gone mostly unappreciated by the general public. I believe the trades are the best-kept secret as far as cost to compensation goes — the sheet metal trade can be lucrative and rewarding. The atmosphere at SMART Heroes was a welcomed change for me, and I can’t put a price on the ability to network with the individuals here as well — people with similar experience and trajectory. The knowledge I gained here has set me up to be the perfect apprentice.