Monthly Archives: May 2018

Three Tough Mothers: Kayla Chipps

This is part three of a three-part series.
Part 1: Jordan Palumbo
Part 2: Renee Meadows

Second-year commercial electrician apprentice Kayla Chipps truly believes she has found her niche in the electrical field.

“It helped grow this hunger inside of me to want to do better.”

Chipps, of Austintown, was previously working in the medical field. After her husband, Joe, got a job as a cable puller, she was searching for the same career happiness he had found.

“I applied on a whim and was accepted into the apprenticeship. I’m learning more every day and excited and confident in what I’m learning.”

Three Tough Mothers: Renee Meadows

This is part two of a three-part series.

After her life changed five years ago, Renee Meadows of Champion was looking for a new path to travel next.

“I was a stay at home mom and had to reintegrate myself into the workforce. I had a family member who was an electrician out of IBEW Local 573. He made a good living, and I thought, ‘What the heck, I’ll give it a try.’”

As she advances in her fourth year of the commercial electrician apprenticeship, Meadows reflected on her experience so far in the program.