Black History Month Highlight – Waymond Favors
How has your heritage, events, or people in your life shaped who you are today?
I was born on a military base in San Diego, CA. I then relocated to D.C. and Virginia Beach. I give credit to my father for who I am today. He molded and guided me to where I am now in my path and career. My father was in the military and was a respectful man who taught me great values and morals. To this day, I am in constant communication with my father.
I also would like to honor my cousin, Bryant Clemmons. He introduced me to the trade in 2007. His support has helped me get to where I am now in my career at Helix. I appreciate him and the strong relationship we have. I want to make him and my family proud.
What achievements/sacrifices have you made to get you where you are today?
I graduated from IEC, where I obtained my license. I am proud to be a Laurel, MD, IEC chapter instructor. I am a people person and enjoy teaching. My family is everything; my son knows I’ll do anything for him. I started in Helix in 2010-2011, then moved to Atlanta. I returned in 2021 as a boomerang employee.
Why is Black History Month important to you and what would you like others to know about this month.
Black History Month is significant to me because that’s what I am. The important contributions black people have made have positively impacted our country. It is important to love people for who they are rather than how they look.
Who or what inspires you to make your mark at Helix?
I take pride in what I do. I enjoy seeing the final product and knowing I was part of the development of a project. My favorite part is feeling accomplished.
How do you plan to recognize others as they achieve at Helix?
I plan on recognizing others at Helix the same way I was recognized, by sharing. I want to help others receive recognition. I want to help others reach higher positions in their careers at Helix. I want to continue leading crews and supporting others by paving the way for other future electricians.