Heading into work Monday morning doesn’t put ironworker, Jamie McMillan, in a funk. Maybe it’s because her work site is constantly changing, providing her with exciting new challenges. Perhaps it’s because she thrives as a strong woman in a male-dominated field. Or maybe it’s simply because she sincerely loves her job.
A graduate of Ontario’s “Earn While You Learn” apprenticeship, McMillan’s whirlwind career takes her across the country: one week she can be sky-high connecting steel at a gas and oil plant in Alberta, and the next week she could be in a confined space at an industrial plant in Ontario replacing the steel plates that line a chute. To put it simply, her job kicks ass.