Being raised with three brothers, Cassandra Jones was a self-proclaimed tomboy. She was interested in cars and mechanical things.
As an adult, the Newberry native came to the realization that she knew she needed more education to make a better life for her family, and especially her four daughters. She looked to Piedmont Technical College to explore her options.
“I’ve always been fascinated by welding, so I looked into the program,’” Jones said. “A lot of people questioned why I wasn’t going to go into what they called a ‘woman’s field,’ but that wasn’t me.”