Advancing Women In Skilled Trades

Janine Lee


Janine has an Electrical Engineering Technology Diploma from Mohawk College and she has been working as a Protection and Control Technologist for Hydro One during the past 6 years. She works with Skills Ontario as a mentor in the Young Women’s Initiatives and is an active member of the WTTE (Women in Trades, Technology and Engineering) group at Hydro One. She also holds the rank of Sub-Lieutenant in the Cadet program working with 1596 Royal Highland Fusiliers of Canada Royal Canadian Army Cadets.

Mentor Profile


Janine Lee


Protection and Control Technologist


Hydro One Inc.


I supervise our construction crews, commission new protections, troubleshoot alarms and issues that arise, do preventative work, testing networking and electrical!


Electrical Engineering Technology – Protection & Control

Average Salary:

$50,000 – $100,000

Technical Skills:

Experience working Electrical Wires, ability to follow technical drawings, building plans and wiring diagrams

Soft Skills:

Strong Analytical Skills, Organizational Skills, Attention to Detail and Accuracy, Communication Skills, Reading and Comprehension Skills

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Let’s Know More:

1. I’m not sure what career path options are available to me. Can you help me make a final decision?

There are so many options available. I suggest going to career fairs and seeing what different companies offer. Also look at OYAP and talk to people in your life about what they do.

2. What kind of professional development opportunities are available in your career?

There are lots of courses to take through the company and can work towards different departments like technical services or management.

3. What are the most challenging aspects of your job?

Knowing all there is to know. We work as a crew and help each other out based on acquired skills/knowledge.

4. What qualities do you need to succeed in this field?

Problem solving and pattern recognition are necessary skills that we use. Also communications as we deal with all different departments.

5. How do you get to be creative on your job?

Colouring! Print work needs to be constantly updated. Sometimes our engineered design won’t work for the
situation so as technologists we need to help create a solution

6. What are you most proud of?

Completing my first major solo project – Toyota Distributed Generator integration. Earning my Canadian Forces Decoration – 12 years of Service.

7. Can you tell me how your job helps or works with the community?

We keep the lights on and your iphone charged! Also Hydro One has partners in community programs that assists in different community projects like arena retrofits and parks.

8. What is your motto?

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me!” – Ayn Rand

Find More Information

Hydro One Inc.

Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program

Skills Ontario

Apprenticeship in Ontario