Joey Gyetvan, Bridgenorth, Ontario, Canada

Submitted by his co-worker Jeff Guy

My Hero

As an instructor at Canadian Welding Skills College, Joey Gyetvan is inspiring many welders on a daily basis with his passion and enthusiasm for the craft.

Making a Difference

He utilizes his years of experience as well as Miller arc welders and cutters to develop trainees' skills and excellence in work practices. His positive attitude and encouragement helps aspiring welders to strive for perfection and overcome setbacks and challenges. He is genuine and sincere when he is thrilled with a student's perfect bend test — as a great coach should be — and equally encouraging when they are far less than perfect.

Welding Application

He is consistently able to demonstrate what a great weld should be and finds points of self-focus for students to overcome their own challenges. He is happy to tutor those who fall behind in symbols and blueprints and generally shows a passion for all aspects of welding as well as displaying pride in professional work habits.

Miller on the Job

Joey, along with his assistants, has positively impacted the careers of many welders over the years. The tailored instruction and testing at the certified CWB test center has inspired many. If that is not a welding hero, I don't know what one is!