Georgia Tech grad discusses her nontraditional path to construction management

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Candace Washington recently earned her master's degree in construction management. (Photo courtesy of Candace Washington)

Georgia Tech 2022 graduate Candace Washington says her nontraditional career path in the construction industry was birthed when she worked in project management and wanted to spend time with her young son.

Washington made her career switch in 2014 and launched the privately-owned WMBE-certified construction management and engineering firms Cancave Management and Cancave Engineering.

On Thursday, for “Closer Look’s” graduation series, Washington talked with program host Rose Scott about the urgent need for more women of color in the construction industry and her journey to earning her master’s degree in construction management.

“It’s never too late to pursue your goals and your dreams,” said Washington.