Leslie Raynor

My name is Leslie Raynor. I am 33 years old and am married to a welder. Together, we have four children. Before enrolling in James Sprunt Community College, my education level was only a GED. With employment becoming harder and harder to find, I decided to return to school.

With no idea as to what I would like to learn, my husband suggested I attend a welding course. I’m thankful he did. Welding is not a typical field for a woman, but with the help and support of my instructor and the school, I have learned the skills necessary to be proficient in the trade.

Attending JSCC has opened many doors for me and I’m excited for my future. I can finally begin a career in a field I truly enjoy. My hopes are to either start a family business or become a welding teacher someday. I am proof that a woman, no matter what age, can accomplish her goals and achieve greatness if she has the strength and will to do so.