IRWIN Names Tradesperson Of The Year

Alberta’s Ashley Pederson, an 18-year veteran of the auto body trade, has been selected as IRWIN’s 2020 National Tradesperson of the Year. She has been in the auto body trade for 18 years and began by studying it in high school and decided to continue on that course to become a Red Seal journeyman. She teaches auto body at SAIT (Southern Alberta Institute of Technology). In addition, she volunteers as a judge for the Skills Competition and has gone to high schools to discuss the trades and offers students information about the industry. She wins the grand prize of $15,000 in cash along with a selection of IRWIN tools.