Tamar tops her classTAMAR PHILLIPS receiving a warm hug from her daughter Takiyah on her graduation. ((Pictures by Lennox Devonish.))
Mon, November 05, 2012 - 12:05 AM
BEING THE LONE woman doing the plumbing course at the Samuel Jackman Prescod Polytechnic did not faze Tamar Phillips.
The determined 25-year-old mother of a six-year-old girl had a goal in mind and she accomplished it.
She emerged at the top in her class and was the valedictorian at the graduation ceremony on Saturday in the Wildey Gymnasium of the Garfield Sobers Sports Complex.
“I wanted to learn a skill in the construction field. I was a secretary in a small plumbing firm and I found I liked it,” she said.
Phillips said while she was not the only woman to pursue plumbing, she was the only one this year in her class, but the men had been very supportive and helped her through the difficult parts.
She said her daughter Takiyah was among those who kept her focused.
“I feel good right now and will return to do architectural draughting. I want to do something in construction, maybe become a draughtsperson,” she said. (CA)
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