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Agility in the Skilled Trades

I’ve been working in the skilled trades for two years, building apprenticeships in the Midwest for Mechanical Systems Inc. Before 2016, I had never owned a pair of steel-toed boots, wore FR clothing (flame resistant), or even driven a pick-up truck. I use all three, daily. … The last nine days, I was in Wisconsin working a turn-around. As I was thinking about what I wanted to write about this week, my thoughts returned to the workers and their unique insights into productivity and work/life fulfillment. The following is a collection of agile skills I’ve picked up in the last two years that I would not have learned if I had never left the comforts of my office.

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