Built for Us - Progress in the Trades
Kodiak makes boots for the men and women who push forth. Who beat a path to their workshops, worksites & factories every day—no matter what. In this spirit of hard work and determination, we are pleased to present “Built For Us”—a series of stories celebrating progress in the Trades.
In conjunction with this release, we are excited to announce our partnership with Move Over Bob, a multifaceted community that provides encouragement, support and resources for women in construction and trade careers. Through this amazing organization, we have connected with some remarkable men and women whose individual determination and collective achievements change the Trades landscape.
Keep visiting us as we share new Built For Us stories, and visit moveoverbob.com for news, inspiration and resources around the trailblazing community of women in the trades.
Judaline & Carey
Meet trailblazer, and plumber by trade, Judaline Cassidy alongside her daughter Carey Mercer, sheet metal worker apprentice. Each offer a unique perspective as females in the trades but share a common sense of pride in the work they do.
Jackie & Jeff
No matter what trade you're in, having a great mentor goes a long way. Our third Built For Us story highlights Jeff, Jackie, and a lifetime of learning.
Kelly & Chris
Meet Kelly and Chris - two plumbers in Pennsylvania that embody today's changing workforce and the new ways in which trades stay connected.
Deb & Paul
Carving out time for fun and friendship is how Paul made a quick fan of his new student Deb, on the very first day of her carpentry apprenticeship.
Seeking out fulfillment in her career, Jessica ventured from a corporate finance job in Vancouver to working in the trades for her family's HVAC company. Hard work lay ahead but she was confident it would be well worth the effort. She was right.
Day & Freddie
If there is one thing Day & Freddie have learned since working together, it's that two heads are better than one because they complement each other.
Kristine & Jelly
Jelly would never have guessed an Intro to Carpentry course for women would eventually lead to her becoming a member of the board of directors for the British Columbia Tradeswomen Society.
Dominic & Corinna
Meet Dominic and Corinna from Halifax, Nova Scotia. They work alongside each other in carpentry and design/general construction. Dominic has become a mentor for Corinna as she continues to develop her craft in the trades.
Kimberly & Rhoyal
A mentor to her cousin Rhoyal, Kimberly, a cement mason from San Francisco, California, recognizes there are more ways than one to get the job done.