Tradeswoman NL, Tradeswoman Stories

Kendall Shea, Welder

The story of one young apprentice who – with support from the Office to Advance Women Apprentices and Boilermakers Local 203 – found her dream job.

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Joan Paynter OAWA PEI
Tradeswoman PE, Tradeswoman Stories

Joan & Cheryl

Both Joan and Cheryl are eager to support women in their trades careers, coaching them through struggles they’re both all too familiar with.

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Tradeswoman MB, Tradeswoman Stories

Makenna Ducharme, Electrician

Makenna Ducharme always knew a career in the trades was for her and now that she’s working on her electrical apprenticeship, it’s hard for her to contain her enthusiasm.

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Tammy Poorman - OAWA SK
Tradeswoman SK, Tradeswoman Stories

Tammy Poorman, Electrician

Tammy Poorman was the first person in her family to graduate high school, but she wanted to go further. She did! And now she’s working with our office, we’re going to help her keep growing.

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Renee Yetman
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Renee Yetman, Construction

Growing up in Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation in northern Manitoba, Renee had always enjoyed working with her hands. She found work with a drywall company and enjoyed the physicality of the work.

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Candice Gibson NS Welder | OAWA
Tradeswoman NS, Tradeswoman Stories

Candice Gibson, Welder

Coast to Coast and Beyond!
Candice Gibson never imagined her dream job was just around the corner.

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Melissa Smith Carpenter | OAWA PEI
Tradeswoman PE, Tradeswoman Stories

Melissa Smith, Carpenter

Dreams Do Come True.
Melissa Smith always wanted to be a carpenter; she wanted to make things with her hands.

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Jackie Frampton Electrician | OAWA NL
Tradeswoman NL, Tradeswoman Stories

Jackie Frampton, Electrician

Break down the words journeyperson and you’re perfectly describing Jackie Frampton’s experience in getting her Red Seal as an electrician.

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