Shylyte Bloodworth, RSE

RSE ( Red Seal Endorsement )

Trade

Red Seal Journeyman Welder

Union

United Association of Journeymen and Apprentices of the Plumbing and Pipefitting Industry of the United States and Canada (UA), Local 254 Winnipeg MANITOBA

Welding opens a number of doors to different careers. You can go into supervisory positions, inspection or, in my case, teaching. I first got involved in welding in 1999. Now, I’m a Red Seal Journeyman Welder and teach welding courses at Red River College in Winnipeg.

I love that the trades continually challenge you to learn something new. You’re constantly learning new skills. For young women wanting to enter this career, I’d say take advantage of training available to you, especially if you’re still in high school. Take courses, attend open houses and visit career fairs. Most importantly, just go for it!