Superheroes are often defined as a type of heroic character possessing extraordinary talents and supernatural or superhuman abilities. Meet Charles Tilly, one of our superheroes. After graduating from Westside Works, Tilly began working at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium construction site.
“It’s like everywhere you go you’re a superhero,” Tilly said. “You’re doing something great that everybody’s going to remember in this city, in my hometown.”
Working for his uncle’s carwash wasn’t what Tilly had in mind for his career and when he was looking for a change, it was his uncle that pushed him to challenge himself and apply to Westside Works.
Now one of Tilly’s jobs is working on the construction site as a gatekeeper under supervisor, and fellow Westside Works graduate, Llyod Foster.
“I didn’t think I would have ever been involved in something like this,” Tilly said, “Nobody in my family worked in construction.”
When going into the program, Tilly wasn’t sure where he would end up, but he definitely didn’t expect to be working on a project of this magnitude.
“I still can’t believe it sometimes,” Tilly said, “Words cannot explain. I would have never thought I would get into something as big as this project.”
The position provides more stability, but it’s the job itself that fascinates his family, especially his son who has his very own superhero to look up to.