Cherty Roberts Learns Construction, Life Lessons at Westside Works

chertyConsidering that she has a B.S. in Kinesiology from Georgia State University, one might wonder why Cherty Roberts is working on the Mercedes-Benz Stadium construction site as a safety coordinator. For her, it was a logical next step.

Roberts worked as a physical therapy technician, but she also had some prior construction experience. When she approached the gates of the Mercedes-Benz Stadium construction site to inquire about an opportunity, she was directed to Westside Works. It was there that Roberts was able to refresh her construction knowledge and, with her past experience and certifications, advance to the role of safety coordinator at the new Atlanta stadium.

Westside Works was the place that provided her with the life lessons she found most meaningful.

“The instructors they have over there are really good instructors,” Roberts said, “If you listen to some of the off-topic stuff they talk about, that’s really what had me keyed in – we were talking about construction, but you could tie it in to just life.”

It was more than just building property. It was creating a relationship that allows students to seek advice even after graduation. Now Roberts is one of the few women working on the construction site and everyone knows who she is before they are even introduced.

 

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