Q&A with Welder Sarah Dmytruk
Meet Sarah, a Level C Welder from Nanaimo, BC. Sarah was first introduced to the trades by her grade eight shop teacher. Once her grandpa showed her around his welding shop and she took metalwork at school—she was hooked! Now, after getting a head start in high school, Sarah looks forward to obtaining her Red Seal certification and getting creative in her home shop on the weekends.
Q: What is your current trade and level?
I am currently a graduated Level C Welder, and I’m registered to do my Level B Welder training in August 2019.
Q: Describe what you enjoy most about the trades.
What I enjoy most about the trades is the feeling of pride and accomplishment I experience after taking a step back and looking at a completed project.
Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in the trades?
My career in the trades was inspired by many people, but my interest was first sparked by my grade eight shop teacher, who along with my school counsellor and parents encouraged me to take a course in drafting and design. I also wanted some hands-on experience, so I began helping my grandfather out in his shop. Five minutes in and I was hooked! Grade 10 rolled around, and I signed up to take a course in metalwork as one of my electives. I absolutely loved it.
Q: What do you love doing in your spare time?
In my spare time, I love going for hikes and to the beach. I also enjoy playing and refereeing lacrosse. Above all, I love spending time with my family and friends.
Q: What do you feel most proud of?
I am most proud of the fact that I graduated with my Welder Level C certification and began my training at the age of 16!
Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now?
In 10 years, I see myself with my Red Seal certification working in a fabrication shop on weekdays and on custom projects in my home shop on the weekends.
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