Meet Alexandra Miller, Local 265 Apprentice

March 4, 2021

Current title/position?

First year Apprentice

Years in the trade?

6 Months

What unique strengths do you bring to your trade?

Creativity and Determination

What do you love to do when you are not at work?

Fostering animals and arts/crafts.

Goals in the future–any ambitions or changes to your career, growth or education?

I would love to be an instructor for my union.

What surprised you about your trade?

How encouraging everyone is.

What do you find frustrating about your job/trade?

I am not always tall enough to reach things, even on the tallest ladder.

What’s the coolest job you’ve worked on?

Working in the hospitals.

What traits do you think a good sheet metal worker has?

Patience, Sense of humor, and Versatility

Why sheet metal?

It has a lot of different types of jobs.

Tool you can’t live without?

Tinners Hammer

Best advice you got as an apprentice?

Get a dolly and backpack for your tools.

Best advice for an apprentice?

Make sure to stretch.

What do you think about Women Build Nations?

What a great organization to help women come together!

Are you active in trade related activities such as career fairs, volunteer work, or SMART Army events?

I am participating in the lean in circles.