Thompson Rivers University
Thompson Rivers University

Meet Tracy Bryant!

  Posted on: October 10, 2014

Tracy visiting the TRU welding shop.

Tracy visiting the TRU welding shop.

Tracy visiting the TRU welding shop.

Tracy Bryant loves her job, but welding wasn’t an obvious career choice for the soft spoken Kamloopsian. When she began her Welding Level C training at TRU in 2007, one of only a handful of women trades students, she sometimes doubted her ability to make it through the demanding program. Tracy isn’t too proud to share with me that she shed a couple of tears in the privacy of ladies room during her first few months in the welding shop. Now, a wife and mother of one (and one on the way!), Tracy loves the challenge and diversity of her career as a Journeyman Welder for New Gold- New Afton copper and gold mine. She praises the workplace culture at New Afton, emphasizing their focus on safety, and their collegial and respectful treatment of women workers. Tracy encourages new trades students to stick with it, and take advantage of the opportunities that are available.
Want to learn more about what to expect from a career in trades? Our next Lunch ‘n Learn is scheduled for Monday, Oct. 20th and Journeyman Electrician Janessa Grant will be there to share her experiences. Don’t miss it!