Rachelle’s career in the trades started in shop class back in high school when she took a woodworking class – it was because she loved working with wood so much, she wanted to develop her skills. After that class, she was inspired to explore a career in carpentry, so right after high school, she enrolled in the joinery program at BCIT. It’s been 12 years since then, and although for a period of time she worked in production on a different industry, she came back to construction just because she missed it so much.
In addition to her love for all things wood, she likes the physical aspect of the job, seating at an office in front of a computer isn’t something she envisioned for her.
“I like the physical aspect of the job, I don’t like working in an office”
This is what Rachelle answers when prompted what brought her to the trades.
The combination of a physical job, a positive management style and her love to build with wood keep Rachelle motivated, “I love my job in general, there are lots of good people, really good bosses here.”
Rachelle Neveu is originally from Alberta, and she joined Metric Modular about a year ago initially on a temporary assignment, but an opportunity to stay permanently opened up, so she decided to stay at Metric.
Women in Construction
Like Rachelle, there are many women finding interesting and rewarding opportunities in the construction industry. Combined with training programs to get the skills required, there are currently tremendous opportunities as there’s a shortage of skilled workers, which means jobs and opportunities for women with trades training, skills and certification.
Plus, working in a modular construction facility such as Metric’s offers the added advantage of an indoor work environment all year round. It not only offers a good paycheck, but also the satisfaction to be part of a team building some amazing projects; a positive and supportive work environment; and opportunities for growth.
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