Ryan Mitchell joined Irving Shipbuilding in 2011 as a journeyman electrician. While he enjoyed his work, he wanted to advance his career and help his colleagues succeed. In January 2016, Ryan became an Electrical Instructor, and today leads a team of in-house electrical, welding, ironworker and pipefitting instructors who provide trade-specific shop skills to the shipbuilders at Irving Shipbuilding. A native of P.E.I., Ryan’s career advancement has helped him, his wife and young daughter keep their roots firmly in Atlantic Canada.
“I am proud to be part of the knowledgeable, hardworking team training Canada’s best shipbuilders to construct Canada’s future fleet. The challenges we face in this fast-paced, high-energy environment are leading to improvements that continue to help both our workforce, and myself, grow.”
— Ryan Mitchell, Team Leader of Training