Hello, my name is Blanca. I’m in the welding program and it is challenging, well at least for me it is. I actually have no clue what welding was, until one day I needed an elective class, but they were all filled up so the counselor gave me the options of welding and engineering. I didn’t like engineering, so I took welding, but had no clue what it was. I didn’t like it, because I thought it was for boys, but it turned out that one of my relatives had it too, so after a while I was okay with it. She’s a girl, by the way. Also, I saw that other girls take it too. I wasn’t planning on being in the welding program, but one day I was talking to the counselor, when he asked me if I’d like to be in it. He told me all about it and how many credits it would give me in a year. I actually took it because of the credits, but now, I’m considering it as a career. Yes, it’s hard for me, but with all the practice we do, I think I’ll get good one day. I went from not even knowing what welding was to trying to become really good at it.