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Natalie Bell, 23, an art student turned welder, has worked in construction since 2019. March, 22, 2023. (Photo by Graham Stokes for Ohio Capital Journal)

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Natalie Bell was thinking about a career in art after college when a welding class and a delivery of four pizzas changed her career trajectory. 

“I was taking a delivery out to a construction site and I met an ironworker who I was taking the delivery to,” said Bell, who lives in Columbus, Ohio. “I asked him, I said, ‘Hey, are you looking for apprentices? I don’t want to do

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