Following his two years on the Mississippi River Green Team from 2012–2014, Deante’ Hughes successfully applied for the AchieveMpls STEP-UP Achieve program, which places young people in paid internships in a career field of their choice. Deante’s interest was in the field of construction, and he found an internship at Adolfson & Peterson Construction. As an intern, Deante’ helped with all things related to the building process. Deante’ has always been interested in construction and enjoys “learning new lifelong skills.”
Deante’ says being on the Mississippi River Green Team prepared him for this job by teaching him “how important a good work ethic is.” He says his most memorable experience from being on the team was the Segway tour. Deante’ is currently working with RTL Construction, Inc. as a carpenter and hopes to continue his career path toward becoming a journeyman carpenter.
Posted August 2015