From International Development to Innovation in financial services, Jameel Somji has an eye opening range of work and volunteer experiences. Jameel and I met recently at the MaRS discovery district in Toronto. We’re both part of the MaRS Work and Learning sector, coming at it from some interesting angles especially looking at the career and life transition many later career workers will be making in the next few years. Hear the twists and turns in Jameel’s career story.

Tools that intimidate most people are a welcome challenge to Meredith Kucey (at 35:37), a graduate of the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design who majored in jewellery design and metalsmithing. Recently, Mer’s love for building, combined with her love for metal, led her to Algonquin College’s course in Welding and Fabrication. Now, as a certified welder Mer adds design and fabrication of  metal tables and light fixtures to her jewellery. Tune in to hear Mer Kucey’s story and reasons by why young women –and men– should check out careers in the science and art of welding.

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