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Columbia’s Apprenticeship Program Opens Doors for Employees

Ever since Mercedes Santana was a child, she enjoyed working with her hands.  So it comes as no surprise that her natural proclivities and talents have served her well in progressing professionally at Columbia University Facilities and Operations – aided by the Facilities and Operations apprenticeship program.

Santana joined Facilities and Operations as a heavy cleaner in 2006, six years after she relocated to the United States from the Dominican Republic where she worked in accounting.  While successful as a heavy cleaner, she knew she wanted to pursue other opportunities available.  The right one came along when she learned of the Facilities and Operations apprenticeship program through a colleague.  

October 24, 2018

Columbia’s Apprenticeship Program Opens Doors for Employees

Ever since Mercedes Santana was a child, she enjoyed working with her hands.  So it comes as no surprise that her natural proclivities and talents have served her well in progressing professionally at Columbia University Facilities and Operations – aided by the Facilities and Operations apprenticeship program.

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