Acres Women in Construction – Meet Becca Peters

Acres is celebrating ๐–๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ข๐ง ๐‚๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐–๐ž๐ž๐ค by highlighting the contributions of the wonderful women that make up our team!

Get to know Becca Peters, Acresโ€™ Shop & Mechanic Assistant and a TRU Women in Trades almunus who loves the diversity of her position.

๐ƒ๐ž๐ฌ๐œ๐ซ๐ข๐›๐ž ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ซ๐จ๐ฅ๐ž ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐’๐ก๐จ๐ฉ & ๐Œ๐ž๐œ๐ก๐š๐ง๐ข๐œ ๐€๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ข๐ฌ๐ญ๐š๐ง๐ญ.

My role is to assist the mechanics and the welder in completing projects, while also working on equipment.ย  I help with services on heavy machinery and light vehicles as well as repairs.ย  I am also the co-chair of the Joint Occupational Health and Safety committee and a member of the Inclusivity Committee.ย 

๐–๐ก๐ฒ ๐š๐ง๐ ๐ก๐จ๐ฐ ๐๐ข๐ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ ๐ž๐ญ ๐ข๐ง๐ญ๐จ ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง?

I started my trades journey at Thompson Rivers University in the Women in Trades program in 2017.ย  Following that, I chose to pursue Heavy Duty Mechanics and graduated from the Foundation program in March 2018.ย  I worked for a local heavy equipment dealership after my graduation.ย  I started with Acres in June 2021 as a labourer at one of our New Gold projects.ย  I was then transitioned to the shop to assist the mechanic with repairs and services.ย 

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ž๐ง๐ฃ๐จ๐ฒ ๐ฆ๐จ๐ฌ๐ญ ๐š๐›๐จ๐ฎ๐ญ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ๐ซ ๐ฃ๐จ๐›?

I enjoy the hands-on aspect of my job as well as the diversity I have day-to-day.ย  No two days are the same and that gives me lots of opportunities to learn and gain experience in a variety of different tasks.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐๐ฏ๐ข๐œ๐ž ๐๐จ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐ก๐š๐ฏ๐ž ๐Ÿ๐จ๐ซ ๐ฐ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž๐ง ๐ฐ๐š๐ง๐ญ๐ข๐ง๐  ๐ญ๐จ ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ?

Donโ€™t let anyone tell you that you canโ€™t do something.ย  You are more than capable, and you will excel.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐œ๐ก๐š๐ฅ๐ฅ๐ž๐ง๐ ๐ž๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎโ€™๐ฏ๐ž ๐ž๐ง๐œ๐จ๐ฎ๐ง๐ญ๐ž๐ซ๐ž๐ ๐š๐ฌ ๐š ๐Ÿ๐ž๐ฆ๐š๐ฅ๐ž ๐ข๐ง ๐ญ๐ก๐ž ๐œ๐จ๐ง๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฎ๐œ๐ญ๐ข๐จ๐ง ๐ข๐ง๐๐ฎ๐ฌ๐ญ๐ซ๐ฒ?

My biggest challenge is having the self-confidence to know I belong on the worksite.ย  I have had no challenges in the workplace, but some from my peers.ย  Most of the challenges I experienced was overcoming unsolicited comments and having the faith in myself that I am capable.

๐–๐ก๐š๐ญ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฌ๐จ๐ฆ๐ž ๐š๐œ๐ก๐ข๐ž๐ฏ๐ž๐ฆ๐ž๐ง๐ญ๐ฌ ๐ฒ๐จ๐ฎ ๐š๐ซ๐ž ๐ฉ๐š๐ซ๐ญ๐ข๐œ๐ฎ๐ฅ๐š๐ซ๐ฅ๐ฒ ๐ฉ๐ซ๐จ๐ฎ๐ ๐จ๐Ÿ?

After completing my Foundation course, I was asked to speak as the valedictorian at the School of Trades & Technology and School of Nursing convocation in June 2018.ย  I frequently work with and represent TRU Women in Trades at various events in the city.ย  I am very proud of the women I have mentored through the program and having the opportunity to work alongside many of them in my own company and watching them learn and grow as tradespeople is unbelievably rewarding.ย  I am proud to represent women in trades every single day both in and out of the workplace.ย 

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