This week on the Construction Record podcast digital media editor Warren Frey speaks with electrical apprentice Allie Donnelly about her route into the construction industry and her experiences forming the “Manufacturing Mafia” with fellow tradespeople.
Donnelly said she originally went into the trades because she was inspired by her own mother’s work in the industry, and calls construction “the biggest set of LEGOs you can use.” She also described her experiences volunteering with Skills Ontario and Ontario Power Generation.
She also explained how she and other tradespeople used LinkedIn to connect and formed the Manufacturing Mafia, an ad-hoc group intended to lend support to one another as they rise up through the industry.
You can listen to The Construction Record and TCR Express on the Daily Commercial News and Journal of Commerce websites as well as on Apple Podcasts, Spotify and Amazon Music’s podcast, and you can listen to last week’s interview with construction law firm owner Karalynn Cromeens here. Thanks for listening and we’ll see you next week.