Episode 3: Choosing the trades with Jessica Kelly

Before Jessica Kelly decided to become an electrician, she had tried almost everything. Now, she’s in her 2nd year towards earning her journeyman papers.

Jessica shares her experiences with Women Building Futures and balancing school at NAIT with life on the jobsite. Oh, and she’s also a mermaid on the weekend!

We talk about...
  • trying many things before you find your path
  • what exactly is a hyberbaric chamber technician
  • why Jessica chose to become an electrician
  • Women Building Futures and women in the trades
  • attending NAIT
  • how to move forward despite a lack of support from family 
  • making amazing friends at school 
  • the great team at Jackal Electric
  • why more people should consider the trades
  • the importance of being truly happy with your career choices
Special thanks to our sponsors NorQuest College for making this podcast possible and to our friends at the Alberta Podcast Network.

2018