Siobhan Slade

Trade

Heavy Duty Equipment Technician Apprentice Year 2

Union

International Union of Operating Engineers (IUOE), Local IUOE 904 Mount Pearl, NEWFOUNDLAND

I love working with my hands and learning that way made it so much easier to find a career that I enjoy.

I started my career through the Women in Resource Development Orientation to Trades & Technology program which introduced me to several different trades. From there I found my passion in mechanics.

My biggest career highlights to date has been accepting an award through the WRDC for being an outstanding woman in the trades and having a project manager approach me and tell me how much he appreciates my work and how I am a good, hard worker and a fast learner. It’s very rewarding to have someone compliment you on your hard work!