Why the Trades?
Why the Trades?

Episode · 10 months ago

E02: Ironmen & Ironworkers with Billy Cockerel & Kelly Cooper


Show Notes

This week Clelland welcomes his father-in-law, Billy, and his fellow Iron worker, Kelly. With a combined experience of almost 60 years in iron working, they talk shop with Clelland. They touch on a lot of ins and outs of iron working, the education that it takes to become an iron worker, and the way the local union operates.


Topics covered in this episode:

  1. Apprenticeships
  2. Being a Union Member
  3. Types of Jobs for an Iron Worker
  4. The Pay and Freedom   


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LinkedIn - Clelland Russell

FB - @WhytheTrades


Guest Links

Iron Workers Local 70 Union


Billy Cockerel - Retired Iron Work, Local 70


Kelly Cooper, Examining Committee Local 70

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