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    "Great Resignation" and "Lying Flat" Pretty much sums up the worldwide situation. Noone wants to work.

    321 years since last Cascadia earthquake.

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    -Dual ticketed refrigeration/electricians can make good coin ($50-60/hr) but you need to be good.

    -Industrial electricians can do good as well but you need to know I&C, have certs etc. and it really depends on where you end up working. Most of the industrial sparkies I know have a diploma in EET + journeyman. This path can open all kinds of doors to I&C work, power generation, linesman, utilities etc. Having only a ticket you will be up north working crazy OT. (afaik there are about 5000 unemployed electricians in AB currently)

    -Machinist is a bit dead end long term imo, $30-38/hr. (unless your also a top CAM programmer or own your own shop)

    -Sheet metal mechanic can be quite lucrative (owner-mechanical contractor)

    -Millwrights are a dime a dozen and overly saturated. You will probably start your career working at a meat packing plant, shift work in crap conditions. On average I would say it is fairly back breaking work.

    -Welding Engineering Tech diploma I think is a really good bet especially if O&G picks up. You can be a 3rd party inspector in all kinds of industries or QC work. I know several welding/mechanical inspectors that make well into 6 figures. (same goes for EET diploma + journeyman for electrical inspectors, but again you need to be a walking code book and really know your stuff)

    -Auto Mechanic: no idea now days

    -Plumbing: no idea

    -Autobody = almost the lowest paid trade with terrible working conditions for your health

    -I&C Tech is a good trade but don't expect to earn vast amounts of money going the apprentiship route without the diploma

    -Welder: I know several welders that make good money. Be good at tig, have your b pressure ticket or work lots of OT

    -Electric motor systems tech is one ticket I almost never hear of. A combination with an electrician ticket can open some interesting opportunities


    Caveat to my post. Everything depends on your competency, who you know (especially) and the right opportunities


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    I have my Microsoft Excel ticket

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I have my Microsoft Excel ticket
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    Now I do, too. Alt+0177

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkane View Post
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    That would be funny. I doubt it though, Iím one of them blue collar folks, with a white stripe.
    Snap (if i understand what you're saying)...i believe my official designation is supposed to be TA or TFA, but I turn too many wrenches to call myself that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darkane View Post
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    Like TCT, and GE?

    I donít see them hiring like crazy. Do you mean steam turbine techs?

    Either way, I donít see it.. and I work shoulder to shoulder with them.

    Edit: maybe Iím blind? Shrug.
    Gas turbine contractors regardless if it's aero or frame they are generally always busy. The O&M have their core guys on staff and usually sub contract when turn arounds happen. For the most part these guys are millwrights and wrench turners. This is pretty much the same on the steam turbine side too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buster View Post
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    I have my Microsoft Excel ticket
    JMan or Master?
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    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
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    fact.

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    I'm apprentice on excel, master on PPT.
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    Quote Originally Posted by killramos View Post
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    JMan or Master?
    actually, you would probably laugh at my Excel skills.

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    I’m not that much of a fancy pants lol
    Originally posted by Thales of Miletus

    If you think I have been trying to present myself as intellectually superior, then you truly are a dimwit.
    Originally posted by Toma
    fact.

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