Junior Ferguson is a Red Seal Journeyman welder, CWB Level 2 Visual Inspector, and small business owner currently living in Cape Breton, Nova Scotia. He started his career at Nova Scotia Community College in 1994. Soon after moved to British Columbia and for 12 years he worked at various shops in the lower mainland near Vancouver, working on a large variety of projects such as Transport, Aviation, Medical, and Military Research and Development.
In 2001 Junior passed his CWB Level 2 Visual Inspectors’ certification and started doing shutdowns as a Quality Control Supervisor on different sites across the country. During this time, he ended up spending a lot of time training and testing welders for ASME Section IX certifications and has provincial welder testing accreditation in Saskatchewan. During this time, he developed a passion for helping others learn and develop their welding skills and knowledge.
He believes that in this, and any other trade if you’re not learning something new each day, you’re not doing it right. You should always expand and pass on your knowledge in the trades. He feels teaching is not just about passing on the knowledge, but learning from the students as well, to get the best results from any interaction whether it be in the classroom or out on the job. His personal hobbies include computers and technology, and building things in the shop with his kids.