Meet Erin Dwyer, Local 265

March 3, 2021

Current title/position?

2nd year service apprentice

Years in the trade?


What unique strengths do you bring to your trade?

Being small, I can fit into tight spaces

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

Spending time with my 2 children and 4-wheeling

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

Too early to tell – Working on learning the trade well and building confidence in my skills

What surprised you about your trade?

How much I like it!

What do you find frustrating about your job/trade?

Not having enough knowledge yet

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

Jobs with crane picks

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

Strong work ethic

Why sheet metal?

Family members in the trade and I love working with my hands

Tool you can’t live without?

My drill

Best advice you got as an apprentice?

Don’t give up

Best advice for an apprentice?

Don’t be afraid because you are female

What do you think about Women Build Nations?

N/A – But looking forward to going

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

Not Yet. The pandemic has put a stand still on most of those events.