Q&A with Red Seal Welder Ron Brunetti
Ron Brunetti is a Red Seal Welder from Revelstoke, BC. In his spare time, Ron loves to go hunting and fishing. For as long as Ron could remember, his dad encouraged him to go to school and get a ticket in the trades. “It’s imperative that a tradesperson have record of his skills and qualifications,” said his dad. Ron has his own welding business and is proud of the life he has started with his daughter and girlfriend—they recently bought their first house!
Q1: What inspired you to pursue a career in skilled trades?
My dad is the reason I decided to become a ticketed tradesperson. For as long as I could remember he told me to go to school and get a ticket in trades. My dad explained that there will always be demand for skilled tradespeople and he also stressed the importance of certification. Now, I am Red Seal Welder with both structural and pressure welding endorsements.
Q2: What do you love doing in your spare time?
In the little spare time I have, I love hunting and fishing!
Q3: What do you feel most proud of?
I’m most proud of my family and the life we’ve started! I have girlfriend and daughter, and we've recently bought our first house together. I also run a small welding business and work full time.
Q4: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years from now?
In ten years from now I’d like to see myself all settled down in my home town running a successful company.
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