This Carpentry Student Got a Dream Job Right After Graduating From CNM

Angel Sital now works for Jaynes Corporation and has a bright future in front of him
October 26, 2022

Back during the run-up to the 2021 SkillsUSA New Mexico Competition, CNM Carpentry instructor Joseph Hirschfeld introduced his student Angel Sital to Thomas Jaramillo, a supervisor at the Jaynes Corporation. Thomas was at CNM because Jaynes was donating supplies to the competition.

Angel and Thomas got to talking and Angel told Thomas about his love for carpentry. Thomas told Angel to get in touch when he graduated and they could talk about a job.

Fast forward a year and change, and Angel was working at Lowe’s after graduating from CNM with a degree in Carpentry Technology and a certificate in Automotive Service Fundamentals

One day he got a call from Thomas who said he had a job for Angel. 

“To be honest, it all happened pretty fast. He said, ‘Do you want a job and how soon can you start?’ And I said ‘immediately after I give my notice,’” Angel says. 

Just a couple weeks later Angel was hired by Jaynes as a CNC operator in their cabinet shop.

“Coming straight out of college and getting a dream job with a great company is honestly surreal,” Angel says. “It hasn’t totally hit me yet. I am beyond thankful and happy.” 

At the job, Angel works on projects that get shipped all over the state of New Mexico and he likes knowing that he’s contributed to buildings and organizations that affect a wide array of people.

“It’s great to be part of something that big,” he says.

He also loves seeing complicated projects come together. 

“I really like seeing everything come to life and it constantly reminds me why I chose carpentry in the first place,” he says. 

Going forward the plan is to continue growing. There’s lots of room to move up at Jaynes and Angel knows he still has a lot to learn.

“I know that if I keep working hard and doing what I’m doing that it will continue to pay off,” he says.