Introducing Lacey Frigon, a highly skilled Red Seal Journeyperson in the Collision Repair/Auto Body trade.

Lacey is passionate about transforming damaged vehicles into certified, road-worthy masterpieces. Lacey’s journey has been marked by dedication, problem-solving prowess, and a love for the ever-evolving world of collision repair.

Educational Background

Lacey’s journey into collision repair began with pre-employment training at Saskpolytech (formally SIAST). This foundational education equipped her with the skills needed to excel in her trade. She loves working in collision repair because it is just right for her. The job is always changing, and that’s what she likes. It is like solving puzzles and fixing things. This way she gets to learn new things all the time and grow in her job.

Favourite Aspect

Lacey’s enthusiasm peaks when working with glass, particularly in the intricate processes of windshield repair and removing stationary glass panels from vehicles. As a repair tech, she spends her days working in a production-oriented shop removing and installing parts and fixing damage to vehicles. She says time management skills and organization are crucial for a successful day.

Overcoming Challenges

Laces talk about the tough parts of being a skilled tradeswoman. It is not easy getting interviews after applying for jobs and the difficult decisions women face especially during pregnancy regarding harsh chemicals and work environments. She’s been through it and wants the others to know the real deal.

Advice for Women in Trades

Lacey’s advice to fellow women is “Keep trying, work hard, and don’t be afraid to go for what you want. You will be underestimated at every turn, don’t get discouraged by it, it’s motivation and it’s sooooo satisfying to prove yourself after someone says you can’t.”


Lacey’s journey in collision repair is a proof of her skills, determination, and the support she receives from OAWA. She connected with the office during a period of unemployment in 2021 and was connected to some job openings in her line of work. Her story serves as an inspiration for aspiring tradeswomen, showcasing that with dedication and hard work, one can thrive and make a mark in the trades.

It’s Your Turn

If you have been thinking about a career in the skilled construction trades, or are currently enrolled in an apprenticeship program, give the Office to Advance Women Apprentices a call 1-866-702-6292(OAWA) so we can assist you in your journey!

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