Welding a Bright Future | Sheridan Ovation

Welding a Bright Future | Sheridan Ovation


So I am Doug Luciani, and I am the president and CEO of the Canadian Welding Bureau. My father was a glass cutter or “glazer”, as they call it, so I kind of grew up in a house that was very ‘trade’ oriented. The reason I came to Sheridan is that – before Sheridan – I went to University to become a mechanical engineer. Most of our engineers
in Canada don’t have an understanding of welding, so I looked to get that experience. And for me, Sheridan was the best choice for a variety of reasons. My name is Kandise Barron, and I’m a boiler-maker/Welder. I took the welding course here, and one of my teachers here talked to me a lot about the trades, and how much demand there was for
welders in the trades, so he kinda swayed me to think about going into the trades and I did. Obviously it was a
pretty big thing if a teacher can persuade me to change my whole career path, right? The future looks extremely bright. They’re looking at welding many
different types of material. Even looking at research to weld wood. It’s
the change that’s coming and the the amount of technology advancements that we’re seeing in the welding industry is probably what excites me the
most. I’m a big believer that if you really work hard, so if you have a very strong work ethic, and you do have the desire to learn, that you will do exceptionally well in the welding industry. I’m always learning day-to-day. It’s always important to learn from somebody that’s been in the industry for a little bit longer, and you have to be open to their suggestions. It is a fascinating career. I might be biased on that,
because I do love it so much. There are so many job openings, and so much demand for it that there’s tons of people that, you know, I
think would really love it.

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