▪️Jill Timushka is a red and blue seal journeyman welder in Alberta, Canada! She recently obtained her welding inspection certification, and has been a welding instructor on and off for many years! She has over 25 years experience as a welder, and absolutely loves what she does!
▫️Jill is a 4th generation welder. Her Great Grandfather, Grandpa and her Dad were all welders, and she keeps their certifications framed in her home office. Jill’s son plans to keep the tradition going by becoming a fifth generation welder!
▪️Jill was a hostess at a restaurant and working for her dad on the weekends in his welding shop, when she was called to school. She didn’t own her own boots or welding cap yet, but she jumped at the opportunity to begin her apprenticeship. In Alberta, welding is a 3 year apprenticeship, she completed 2 months of schooling every year, and worked at gaining her hours for the remainder of the year.
▫️School was difficult for her because she hadn’t been working for a year before getting called into school. She didn’t have stellar grades, but she has never been afraid of hard work, so she worked tirelessly and it paid off in the end! She was determined to have a good job, making a decent wage with benefits, and welding allowed her to have all of those things.
▪️Jill began Trailblazers Inc in an effort to showcase more Trailblazing Tradeswomen and encourage more people to explore the trades! Jill believes it is important for these incredible women to be seen and heard, which is why all of her interviews are done over video! She started a fundraiser to help support women entering the trades, $4 from every t-shirt sold on her website goes towards helping tradeswomen buy essential tools and equipment to get started in their trade!
▫️Jill, I cannot thank you enough for allowing me the opportunity to share your amazing story! You are an absolute powerhouse of a lady, and I can’t wait to see what you accomplish next!
Follow and Support Jill’s mission here ; https://trailblazersinc.ca
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