Meet Kortney!! (@seq_chippy_chick)⬇️⬇️

▪️Kortney is an apprentice Carpenter from Brisbane, Australia! She has done most of her apprenticeship in heritage and renovations, but made the big leap into high end luxury mega mansions with Ardent Builders! ▫️She grew up in a big family (2 sisters and 3 brothers), unfortunately they didn’t have a lot of money growing up.Continue reading “Meet Kortney!! (@seq_chippy_chick)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Hannah!! (@_hannah_rose_b)⬇️⬇️

▪️Hannah has a BA in Anthropology and she attended a bit of grad school, all the while knowing it was not for her. She eventually dropped out of grad school and without much a back up plan, and decided to follow her passion to began working in various bakeries and cafes. ▫️Although she loved whatContinue reading “Meet Hannah!! (@_hannah_rose_b)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Bethany!! (@bethanyd.wilson)⬇️⬇️

▪️Bethany is 22 years old and a second year apprentice Elevator Constructor out of local #44 Toledo, Ohio. ▫️Her father and grandfather were electricians, and they both discouraged her from entering the trades. When she started college and was unhappy with the career she was pursuing, a boyfriend’s dad suggested that she may be goodContinue reading “Meet Bethany!! (@bethanyd.wilson)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Kirsty!! (@the_female_spark)⬇️⬇️

▪️Kirsty is a third year electrical apprentice! ▫️She has been training since she was 17 years old. She began with a year at college, and then went into a full time apprenticeship! ▪️Kirsty wasn’t sure what she wanted to do for her career. She was trying out a bunch of different things with different backgroundsContinue reading “Meet Kirsty!! (@the_female_spark)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Anna!! (@theplumbingprincess)⬇️⬇️

▪️Anna became a plumber after going through a divorce. Being young and divorced was incredibly difficult for her. She wasn’t making enough money to pay the bills, and her dad (who’s also a plumber) suggested she should go into a trade. ▫️She figured plumbing would be a wise choice, since she would have her dadContinue reading “Meet Anna!! (@theplumbingprincess)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Jamie!! (@steelcitysparkette)⬇️⬇️

▪️Jamie is a fourth year electrical apprentice with Local Union #5 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania! She has a year an a half left until she becomes a journeyman! ▫️Jamie’s father is an Electrical Engineer, so she has had exposure to electrical systems from a young age. She always thought her dad’s career was interesting, but didn’tContinue reading “Meet Jamie!! (@steelcitysparkette)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lisa!! (@lisa.m.geddes)⬇️⬇️

▪️Lisa began as a licensed pharmacy technician for 12 years before she changed careers! ▫️She started working as an electrical apprentice a year and a half ago and she is absolutely loving it. She just recently began her second year of her apprenticeship! ▪️She has spent my time working on a couple of apartment complexesContinue reading “Meet Lisa!! (@lisa.m.geddes)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Chrissi!! (@chrissixkx25)⬇️⬇️

▪️Chrissi is 25 years old and a car mechanic from Austria!! 🇦🇹 ▫️Chrissi went to a higher technical school, but that was not what she wanted to. She found out that she wanted to work with her hands instead! ▪️She decided to start her apprenticeship as a car mechanic, and an automobile electrician. When sheContinue reading “Meet Chrissi!! (@chrissixkx25)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Megan!! (@megandoesplumbing)⬇️⬇️

▪️Megan Gray is a first year plumbing apprentice in Calgary, Alberta! 🇨🇦🍁 ▫️She worked in childcare and advertising before she began to feel antsy, and realized that she needed to work with her hands! ▪️She didn’t know anyone in the trades, especially not women. Megan had to educate herself and put herself out there. SheContinue reading “Meet Megan!! (@megandoesplumbing)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Angel!! (@awd.Angel)⬇️⬇️

▪️Angel is 28 years, a boy mom/wife/dog momma and a second year Collision Repair Apprentice! ▫️She absolutely loves what she does, she loves the work and the reaction from others when she shares what her career is. It isn’t always a good reaction, but if nothing else, she always makes it known that she isContinue reading “Meet Angel!! (@awd.Angel)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Ida!! (@plumbeline)⬇️⬇️

▪️Ida is 28 years old and she is from Hokksund, a small town in Norway! 🇳🇴 ▫️She always wondered what she wanted to be when she grew up, she was 26 years old when she decided to start a new journey as a plumber! ▪️To become a plumber, Ida had to choose between either 2Continue reading “Meet Ida!! (@plumbeline)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Eliana!! (@rubyred_electrician)⬇️⬇️

▪️Eliana is a second generation electrician! Both her mom and dad are master level electricians! Which is absolutely astonishing! Let me feature your mom next 😂 ▫️Eliana’s dad was the one who suggested she should get involved in her local union 611, in New Mexico. ▪️Eliana is now a third year apprentice, well on herContinue reading “Meet Eliana!! (@rubyred_electrician)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Connie!! (@conniethecarpenter)⬇️⬇️

▪️Connie is 19 years old and from the South West of England! ▫️She has been an apprentice carpenter for a year and a half, and she can’t wait to see where the future takes her! ▪️Connie attends college one day a week and will hopefully be finished and qualified next year! ▫️She loves seeing otherContinue reading “Meet Connie!! (@conniethecarpenter)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Chelsea!! (@chelseas.dagger)⬇️⬇️

▪️Chelsea is 26 years old and a first year Plumbing and Pipefitting apprentice in the Local 286 out of Austin. ▫️Chelsea entered the trade with zero experience. She didn’t know the names of the tools or how to use half of them. She was a good student in high school and naturally thought that meantContinue reading “Meet Chelsea!! (@chelseas.dagger)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Jessica!! ( @hvacjess )⬇️⬇️

▪️Jessica Bannister is a level 2 HVAC apprentice in Vancouver, Canada. When she is qualified, she will hold a Red Seal Certification as a Refrigeration Mechanic. ▫️Jessica is 37 years old and spent 10-12 years unhappy in an office job. ▪️She is now in this trade because of her family’s business, Cam Cool Refrigeration (Continue reading “Meet Jessica!! ( @hvacjess )⬇️⬇️”

Meet Andrea!! (@thedrestroyer)⬇️⬇️

▪️Andrea de Leon is a sculptor and fabricator (that’s an understatement, she is SO much more) based in Austin, Texas. ▫️Andrea began her career when she attended Savannah College of Art and Design in 2007. From there she transferred to the University of Texas for their Studio Arts program, where she graduated with a degreeContinue reading “Meet Andrea!! (@thedrestroyer)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Leanne!! (@tradieladyadelaide)⬇️⬇️

▪️Leanne is a 3rd year Electrician Apprentice! ⚡️ ▫️Leanne was in the fitness industry for about 12 years. Entering a trade wasn’t really encouraged when she completed high school, although it was something she was interested it. ▪️Her dad is a mechanic, so he always taught her how to do things with her hands andContinue reading “Meet Leanne!! (@tradieladyadelaide)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Madi!! (@sydneychippychick) ⬇️⬇️

▪️Madi is a 3rd year apprentice carpenter!! 🔨🛠🪚🧰 ▫️Madi’s message was too powerful to change, so here it is: ▪️ If I could leave you with ONE thing it would be this… Would you rather have an apprentice that can lift everything but can’t comprehend much more than that? Or an apprentice that is aContinue reading “Meet Madi!! (@sydneychippychick) ⬇️⬇️”

Meet Julie!! (@julievanberkel)⬇️⬇️

▪️Julie is 23 years old, and just got into the carpentry field last year. She partook in an all women’s course called Women In the Skilled Trades (WIST) ▫️Julie has completed all aspects of the program, and is now working on getting the rest of her hours to be a certified journey person. ▪️She wentContinue reading “Meet Julie!! (@julievanberkel)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Nikki!! (@nikkibellax3)⬇️⬇️

▪️Nikki is 29 years old and has been a union electrician for 4 and a half years. She is a 5th year apprentice turning journeyman in May! ⚡️💡 ▫️She lives on Long Island, New York. When she enter red the trade, she didn’t know a single thing, but luckily had some amazing people to trainContinue reading “Meet Nikki!! (@nikkibellax3)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Acacia-Bay!! (@kaysh_buildsnz)⬇️⬇️

▪️Acacia-Bay Gribble is a second year building apprentice from Palmy, Nz. Her dream job was to be a chef or in the police force. ▫️She comes from a family of mostly boys! Surprisingly none of them wanted a trade. So she challenged herself beyond your typical daily job and did a trade in college, thenContinue reading “Meet Acacia-Bay!! (@kaysh_buildsnz)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Eloise!! (@eloise_the_electrician)⬇️

▪️Eloise is from Queensland, Australia 🇦🇺She always knew she wanted to have a hands on career doing something she loved. So, when she had the chance to do an electrical apprenticeship she jumped at the opportunity ⚡️ ▫️She has been in the industry for 5 years now and has been a qualified electrician 🥳for aboutContinue reading “Meet Eloise!! (@eloise_the_electrician)⬇️”

Meet Sana!! (@twisting_force)⬇️⬇️

▪️Sana is from Beach Park, IL. She works on semi tractors and trailers (and anything diesel!) ▫️She has a huge passion for welding, tow trucks and motorcycles. She previously worked as an HVAC technician. ▪️She recently received a Jessi Combs Foundation scholarship, which she is applying towards getting her welding certificate and additional diagnostic specificContinue reading “Meet Sana!! (@twisting_force)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Danni!! (@toolbelts2handbags)⬇️⬇️

▪️Danni was in the healthcare and hospitality world for the past 15 years. Earlier this year, she decided she wanted to try something new. ▫️It started off as wanting to learn a new skill, she began working on a small site helping a guy build his own house. She was trying to learn as muchContinue reading “Meet Danni!! (@toolbelts2handbags)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Shannon!! (@lady.volts)⬇️⬇️

▪️Shannon Tymosko is a 2nd year Electrical Apprentice with the IBEW Local 105 Hamilton!! ▫️She absolutely loves her job – Being an electrical apprentice keeps her physically and mentally healthy while also keeping her financially secure! ▪️Shannon says “I feel challenged, engaged, and proud of the work I do. There is an amazing sense ofContinue reading “Meet Shannon!! (@lady.volts)⬇️⬇️”

Meet Lizzie!! (@wattsuplizzie)⬇️⬇️

Normally I rewrite the bios, but Lizzie’s message was so fierce that I couldn’t bring myself to change it. Here it is; ▪️In NZ a whopping 90% of those who lost their jobs due to covid were women, just like me. It’s time for change. ▫️Kia Ora from New Zealand 🇳🇿 I’m Lizzie, a Mother,Continue reading “Meet Lizzie!! (@wattsuplizzie)⬇️⬇️”