Category Archives: In the Trades

Tradespeople of Calgary: Mike Port

Calgary Tradesman

It feels good to be recognized, but all to often the commitment and dedication of hard-working tradespeople is overlooked. That’s why Tradeslife has undertaken an exciting new project focused on telling the stories of exceptional tradespeople in the community. When Tradeslife began talking to people in the community seeking respected tradespeople, Mike Port, a professional roofer, came to […]

The Changing Face of Trades: Women in the Workforce

How many tradeswomen do you know? Think about it. Not counting hairstylists, you can probably count them on one hand. Yet, recent reports show the number of women in trades is on the rise. The Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training Board’s 2014 Statistical Profiles report shows a steady increase in the number of female registered […]

5 Questions with 24/7 Electric

Ask a trades professional

If you search for ‘Calgary Electrician’ on Google, you will notice 24/7 Electric comes up at the top of the list. This visibility illustrates the effort the company puts into marketing its services. Shane Walton, Red Seal Master Electrician and co-owner, credits the company’s high ranking to the marketing skill set of his partner, Stacy […]

Tradespeople: The Roots of Civilization

There’s no doubt about it, qualified, skilled tradespeople are a hot commodity these days.  Can you find an aspect of civilization that doesn’t depend upon them?  There’s not one career out there that doesn’t depend on the foundation skilled tradespeople have built.  Tradespeople provide the framework many professionals, including doctors, psychologists and IT professionals, need to do their jobs.  Tradespeople are the […]

Rebranding the Trades: Fruitful Pursuit

The beauty of the trades is that it opens the door for you to pursue other interests.  Whether you ride the half pipe on four wheels or launch off it on powder, the trades give you wings—wings that will take you farther than Redbull. I’m talking about freedom, the kind of freedom riding a Harley strapped […]