Sister Melissa Seymour is a heavy equipment operator, a graduate of OETIO’s Heavy Equipment apprentice program at the Morrisburg campus and a Local 793 member since 2017.

“I like everything about being an operator; it’s like working with family, and I’m always keeping busy,” Melissa said. “I’m very proud to be a member of Local 793. Especially being a woman in the industry, I’m grateful to be accepted and a part of it.”

Melissa is currently working with GIP Construction Ontario East operating a Cat D3 dozer for the Albert Street Rehabilitation project in Ottawa.

The job includes replacing portions of the existing sewers, roads, and watermains and reconstructing the street right-of-way with Slater Street west of Bronson, realigned to merge with Albert Street.

Member sitting inside cab of a dozer