The second week in March is Women in Construction Week! Follow us as we profile some of our union sisters and meet some amazing women!
After Marisa spent 10 years in the Army National Guard, she was looking for a career that was secure with great benefits when she applied to be an electrician. “My Dad was an ironworker, so I knew what it meant to be in a union,” Marissa said.
As a 5th year apprentice, Marisa enjoys the pace of being an electrician. “I love that I don’t do the same thing all the time and you get to learn all aspects of the trade,” she said. Marissa is currently working on a parking ramp in St. Paul.
“My favorite project was working at the Metropolitan Council’s wastewater treatment system in 2020. We were able to modernize the wastewater systems by taking out the old flow meters and then building a new flow meters from the ground up.”
Marisa would recommend becoming an electrician. She says it’s hard work that pays off, you learn things every day, it’s the best trade because there are such a variety of things you can do – and almost everything revolves around electricity.