Gerhard Dekker, my first Electrical Mentor, (RIP) and reviewing the Employment Equity Act

Gerhard Dekker my first electrical Mentor, and reviewing the Employment Equity Act

Kelly Kienleitner, My First Electrical Mentor

I met Kelly when I walked into my first year electrical school class room.  She was the teacher, to my relief.  I was the only other female in the class, and it gave me hope that I wouldn't experience any of the sexism I was so afraid of going into trades, if the person in … Continue reading Kelly Kienleitner, My First Electrical Mentor

‘WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT BEING A FEMALE ELECTRICIAN?’

Greetings wonderful blog subscribers, random internet searchers, and number 1 frequent visitors! I am excited to announce a new zine publication, which is mostly a printed version of this blog, plus comics, plus one article previously unpublished. Now available in a few different colour covers to choose from! 'WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT BEING A FEMALE … Continue reading ‘WHATS SO FUNNY ABOUT BEING A FEMALE ELECTRICIAN?’

Susan Eisenberg, Electrician, Writer, Poet, Artist

I discovered the wonderful Susan Eisenberg more recently when an online performance by and for women in the trades was being organized, and there was a callout for performers.  I thought, oh hey, maybe this is an opportunity to do some stand-up comedy, and I answered the email.  Susan was the main organizer, and she … Continue reading Susan Eisenberg, Electrician, Writer, Poet, Artist

Unions, Get In One and Get Off Your Butt. A Trade Workers Perspective.

 An electrician’s perspective on why joining a union as a tradesperson is the smartest thing you’ll ever do, and why just paying your dues isn't good enough. What’s a union?  A labour union is a group of workers who group themselves together to bargain with governments, industry and employers to improve working conditions.  Its me, you, … Continue reading Unions, Get In One and Get Off Your Butt. A Trade Workers Perspective.