124 episodes

The Skill Stadium podcast features business owners, hiring managers, trade school administrators, and skilled trade professionals.

What you will learn from this podcast is the following:

The great career opportunities in the skilled trades
The benefits
The typical salaries
The process for how you get qualified (training, education)

On the topics of jobs:
You will get insights from what the hiring managers look for.
The importance of a strong online presence.
How to leverage technology with tried and true tactics to get hired.

Skill Stadium Keith Williams

    • Business
    • 4.9 • 15 Ratings

The Skill Stadium podcast features business owners, hiring managers, trade school administrators, and skilled trade professionals.

What you will learn from this podcast is the following:

The great career opportunities in the skilled trades
The benefits
The typical salaries
The process for how you get qualified (training, education)

On the topics of jobs:
You will get insights from what the hiring managers look for.
The importance of a strong online presence.
How to leverage technology with tried and true tactics to get hired.

    Irene Walsh Garcia Licensed Electrician Project Manager shares her journey and real world advice on the importance of mentors, training and culture to be successful in construction.

    Irene Walsh Garcia Licensed Electrician Project Manager shares her journey and real world advice on the importance of mentors, training and culture to be successful in construction.

    Irene Walsh Garcia is Licensed electrician project manager from Partridge IL.  With over 20 years of experience Irene has acquired skills built a strong network and found success in her industry.  Irene is learner and describes herself as a natural problem solver. Her mantra is "You should focus on what you can control and take everything one step at time."  She is most proud of her first project a 60 story high rise with a contract worth 12 million.  Irene comes from a family of skilled trades people starting with her father who provided her valuable advice when she was an apprentice. 

    During her free time she enjoys spending time with her husband and 4 year old son who is very inquisitive. 

    Interesting Fact About My Guest

    Irene has an advance open water scuba diving certification.



    Irene is active on LinkedIn and makes herself available to provide advice and mentorship to people who are new to construction. 





    ABOUT PODCAST

    Skill Stadium podcast is the voice of the skilled trades.  Every two weeks on Thursday, we feature guests from all over the world with the following backgrounds: Business Owners Hiring Managers Skilled Trades Professionals Trade School Administrators Career Coaches Skilled Trades Influencers The purpose of the podcast is to share stories, career advice, and job opportunities in the skilled trades. You are invited every week to listen in on a conversation with people who are passionate about the skilled trades. You get the information you cannot google, from real people doing the work.

    Skill Stadium Links

    Website

    www.skillstadium.com

    Apple

    https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/skill-stadium/id1530074050

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/SkillStadium4Jobs

    Instagram

    www.instagram.com/skillstadium/

    YouTube Channel

    https://www.youtube.com/c/SkillStadium

    LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/skillstadium/?viewAsMember=true

    Twitter

    https://twitter.com/SkillStadium

    TikTok

    www.tiktok.com/@skillstadiumtradesjobs

    • 30 min
    Hailey Rose was pushed to take the college path while in high school. She chose to pursue her passion of welding and theater even went back to her old high school to teach.

    Hailey Rose was pushed to take the college path while in high school. She chose to pursue her passion of welding and theater even went back to her old high school to teach.

    Hailey Rose grew up in Atlanta and has always loved being a creative and the theatre.  Despite being pushed to take the college path by her school, she decided to follow her passion and strengths. 



    Hailey Rose Links

    https://linktr.ee/x.hailey.rose.x



    ABOUT PODCAST

    Skill Stadium podcast is the voice of the skilled trades.  Every  two weeks Tuesday morning, we feature guests from all over the world with the following backgrounds: Business Owners Hiring Managers Skilled Trades Professionals Trade School Administrators Career Coaches Skilled Trades Influencers The purpose of the podcast is to share stories, career advice, and job opportunities in the skilled trades. You are invited every week to listen in on a conversation with people who are passionate about the skilled trades. You get the information you cannot google, from real people doing the work.

    Skill Stadium Links

    Website

    www.skillstadium.com

    Apple

    https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/skill-stadium/id1530074050

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/SkillStadium4Jobs

    Instagram

    www.instagram.com/skillstadium/

    YouTube Channel

    https://www.youtube.com/c/SkillStadium

    LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/skillstadium/?viewAsMember=true

    Twitter

    https://twitter.com/SkillStadium

    TikTok

    www.tiktok.com/@skillstadiumtradesjobs

    • 36 min
    Nicole Bass Founder of Join The Trades can be found on Tik Tok shouting out Mike Rowe and passionately sharing the benefits of careers in the trades.

    Nicole Bass Founder of Join The Trades can be found on Tik Tok shouting out Mike Rowe and passionately sharing the benefits of careers in the trades.

    Nicole Bass is the President of Service Professionals and Founder of join The Trades is using platforms like Tik Tok to expose and educate young people to careers in the skilled trades. She is providing the data and the roadmap to lucrative high growth careers. Nicole is passionate about spreading the word of the benefit of the skilled trades. She has some of the best TikTok videos and can be often heard sharing a message for Mike Rowe.



    JoinTheTrades.com was founded by educators working with high-earning tradespeople. Our mission is to educate career-seekers on their options, then connect them with local opportunities while elevating the professionalism and perception of trades careers paths.

    No job posts. No resumes. We're connecting career seekers with the people and companies who can kick-start their careers.



    Join The Trades Links

    https://www.jointhetrades.com/home/

    https://www.tiktok.com/@jointhetrades

    https://www.facebook.com/jointhetrades/

    https://www.instagram.com/jointhetrades/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCTHTsjcuKAv0Hc8rdUmq8bw





    ABOUT PODCAST

    Skill Stadium podcast is the voice of the skilled trades.  Every Tuesday morning, we feature guests from all over the world with the following backgrounds: Business Owners Hiring Managers Skilled Trades Professionals Trade School Administrators Career Coaches Skilled Trades Influencers The purpose of the podcast is to share stories, career advice, and job opportunities in the skilled trades. You are invited every week to listen in on a conversation with people who are passionate about the skilled trades. You get the information you cannot google, from real people doing the work.



    Skill Stadium Links

    Website

    www.skillstadium.com

    Apple

    https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/skill-stadium/id1530074050

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/SkillStadium4Jobs

    Instagram

    www.instagram.com/skillstadium/

    YouTube Channel

    https://www.youtube.com/c/SkillStadium

    LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/skillstadium/?viewAsMember=true

    Twitter

    https://twitter.com/SkillStadium

    TikTok

    www.tiktok.com/@skillstadiumtradesjobs

    • 35 min
    Darell Galloway 40 years in construction and returns to the class room to learn how to weld. Proves you can learn new skills any time in your career.

    Darell Galloway 40 years in construction and returns to the class room to learn how to weld. Proves you can learn new skills any time in your career.

    Darrell Galloway has worked in construction for 40 years and decided to learn how to weld. Darrell shares his journey from construction to welding. Darrell shares the importance of mentors and the value they bring when you are new to a profession. Darrell speaks from personal and business life experiences. 



    Xcel Strategies Inc. is a mentoring network that was founded in Savannah, GA in 2012 to care for young people between 15-25 years of age.  Xcel exists to FUEL YOUNG PEOPLE WITH PURPOSE and passion to reach the fullness of their potential through a network of wise, seasoned, and trained mentors.

    I was fortunate as a young man to have my current father adopt me and become my mentor.  He provided guidance and opportunities for me that I would not have had otherwise.

    Our hope is that you will be inspired to play a role in helping build a mentoring network around young people in our communities who might be struggling, like I was.


    Xcel Strategy Links

    https://xceltoday.com

    https://www.facebook.com/XcelMentoring/

    https://www.instagram.com/xcelmentoring/

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCQuT3ujVWP7kqaGKRIn4_Ig

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/xcelmentoring/



    ABOUT PODCAST

    Skill Stadium podcast is the voice of the skilled trades.  Every Tuesday morning, we feature guests from all over the world with the following backgrounds: Business Owners Hiring Managers Skilled Trades Professionals Trade School Administrators Career Coaches Skilled Trades Influencers The purpose of the podcast is to share stories, career advice, and job opportunities in the skilled trades. You are invited every week to listen in on a conversation with people who are passionate about the skilled trades. You get the information you cannot google, from real people doing the work.



    Skill Stadium Links

    Website

    www.skillstadium.com

    Apple

    https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/skill-stadium/id1530074050

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/SkillStadium4Jobs

    Instagram

    www.instagram.com/skillstadium/

    YouTube Channel

    https://www.youtube.com/c/SkillStadium

    LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/skillstadium/?viewAsMember=true

    Twitter

    https://twitter.com/SkillStadium

    TikTok

    www.tiktok.com/@skillstadiumtradesjobs

    • 37 min
    Ryan Vandyk Founder of Contract Growth Hub started his career in HVAC and shares the importance of being around talented people with more experience than you.

    Ryan Vandyk Founder of Contract Growth Hub started his career in HVAC and shares the importance of being around talented people with more experience than you.

    Ryan Vandyk started his career in HVAC and shares how talented and more experienced technicians helped him advance his career.  Ryan has worked in leadership roles for GE and is now the founder of Contract Growth Hub. Ryan has worn many hats in his career and brings a great perspective to success in the trades and business. 



    About Contractor Growth Hub

    Contractor Growth Hub is a full service Manufacturer's Representative, Growth Partner and Consultancy.  We work with hand-picked Manufacturers to develop value-packed offerings for the Wholesaler and Contractor in the HVAC/R and Heating Industry.



    Contractor Growth Hub Links

    https://www.contractorgrowthhub.com/

    https://www.instagram.com/contractorgrowthhub/

    https://www.tiktok.com/@contractorgrowthhub

    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCNFu64w9EI0atNfJFh1QkEQ

    https://www.facebook.com/contractorgrowthhubpodcast

    https://twitter.com/Contractor_GH



    Skill Stadium Links

    Website

    www.skillstadium.com

    Apple

    https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/skill-stadium/id1530074050

    Facebook

    https://www.facebook.com/SkillStadium4Jobs

    Instagram

    www.instagram.com/skillstadium/

    YouTube Channel

    https://www.youtube.com/c/SkillStadium

    LinkedIn

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/skillstadium/?viewAsMember=true

    Twitter

    https://twitter.com/SkillStadium

    TikTok

    www.tiktok.com/@skillstadiumtradesjobs

    • 33 min
    A talented musician who decided to pivot into the welding profession

    A talented musician who decided to pivot into the welding profession

    Beau Wigington is a professional musician and song writer who changed careers during the pandemic. Beau is a a welder, welding Tutor for Guilford Technical Community College and a Podcaster for Weld.com. 



    ABOUT PODCAST 

    Skill Stadium podcast is the voice of the skilled trades.  Every Tuesday morning, we feature guests from all over the world with the following backgrounds: Business Owners Hiring Managers Skilled Trades Professionals Trade School Administrators Career Coaches Skilled Trades Influencers The purpose of the podcast is to share stories, career advice, and job opportunities in the skilled trades. You are invited every week to listen in on a conversation with people who are passionate about the skilled trades. You get the information you cannot google, from real people doing the work. 



    Skill Stadium Links 

    Website 

    www.skillstadium.com 

    Apple 

    https://podcasts.apple.com/nz/podcast/skill-stadium/id1530074050 

    Facebook 

    https://www.facebook.com/SkillStadium4Jobs 

    Instagram 

    www.instagram.com/skillstadium/ 

    YouTube Channel 

    https://www.youtube.com/c/SkillStadium 

    LinkedIn 

    https://www.linkedin.com/company/skillstadium/?viewAsMember=true 

    Twitter 

    https://twitter.com/SkillStadium 

    TikTok 

    www.tiktok.com/@skillstadiumtradesjobs

    • 36 min

Customer Reviews

4.9 out of 5
15 Ratings

15 Ratings

thegoldenpeppermeister ,

Argentina to California welding

Thoroughly enjoyed Keith’s exploration of Marianna’s path. The dialogue was great with emphasis on training, job opportunities and what anyone, minorities and women can bring to the profession. Actually, Marianna lived with us for a year in Northern California after her time at Berkeley. She is honest, ethical, and passionate. These qualities are demonstrated in all she does. She and George Rolla run a very well respected company. Thank you for highlighting her. I hope this in someway helps the industry… her big fans.

3805 Productions ,

Keith cares AND knows how to run an interview!

If you’re looking for a show to help you show young minds a whole world of career options that don’t require college debt, Keith brings it. He’s got a wonderfully curated guest list, does his homework and knows how to get the most out of everyone he sits down with. Definitely a great show to add to your podcasting repertoire!

bobby bunz ,

Great podcast

Keith interviews a diverse group of experts in the trades who share their knowledge and insights. One of my favorite podcasts to listen to.

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