We are excited to share with you the journey of one of automotive course instructors, Briana Huhn. Briana is a favorite among our students and was a special instructor at the Girl Gang Garage in Phoenix, AZ this past August for Metalworking and Automotive Welding classes. Keep reading to learn more about Briana!

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What is your occupation?

Welder/Fabricator

 

Why did you choose a career in the trades?

I enjoy working with my hands and seeing a project come to life.  It is empowering!

 

What education/training did you need for you career?

I learned on the job and self-taught.  Lots of trial and error.

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What does a typical day look like for you?

Run around with my head cut off!  Every day is different.  Assess the project and make a plan to complete it as efficiently as possible.

 

What do you love most about working in the trades?

Problem solving, always something new.

 

Course taught with Big Ideas:

Automotive Care

 

Why is it important to build interest in the trades for your community’s youth?

I think its important because jobs in the trades are often perceived as a “last resort” and they are so much more than that. They are jobs to be held with pride.