Alex Johnson doesn’t crumble working under often brutal conditions, erecting walls, joining girders and welding steel as a carpenter.
But his first day of college terrified him.
“I was scared as hell,” said the 33-year-old Bronx resident. “I didn’t think I could do it.”
Johnson enrolled last September in a special two-year-old program organized through the New York City District Council of Carpenters that helps members earn associate’s and bachelor’s degrees.
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