Tell me your experiences in trade school
April 22, 2014 11:47 AM Subscribe
I'm considering going back to school to become an electrician. Tell me why I should/shouldn't.
posted by lizifer to Work & Money (24 answers total) 10 users marked this as a favorite
I've been a performer forever, but it's been a dry couple of years and I need to focus my attention on something attainable, predictable, and that will turn into a reliable (possibly flexibly-scheduled) job. Sitting behind a desk all day is my personal idea of hell, so the mobile/doing stuff aspect is appealing. I like problem solving and making stuff, I'm not worried about getting dirty, and I'm physically strong. I'm a woman, living in Ontario, early 30s with two kids and a BFA in Theatre (hahahaha). I also have zero experience in construction or electrician-ing (unless you count highschool technical theatre lighting).
Tell me the best/worst parts about being a female electrician in Ontario, and the best/worst school to go get started at.
(previous relevant ask is from 2007, thought I'd mine for some fresh opinions)