Electrical Apprentice Finds Passion for Her Trade
“There are no barriers women cannot overcome in the trades.”
Erin Lakenen works full time at B&B Electric Inc. in Iron Mountain, Michigan. At just 22, the third-year apprentice electrician already owns her own home, and is an example of the benefits available to young women who pursue career opportunities in the skilled trades.
Apprenticeship as a career path was a natural fit for the Marquette native.
“I’ve always been a little less traditional, and going to college full time didn’t really appeal to me. In apprenticeship, you are going to school and getting paid while learning a skill that you can use for the rest of your life,” said Erin. “I saw my sister going into debt with studentRead More