Meet the Experts

With over a century of combined experience getting their hands dirty and guiding others over the course of their careers, the team here at Ready Arc is what sets us apart.

A passion for excellence in all things welding is what drives them, and they dedicate every day to equipping every individual who comes through the door with the tools they need for a long and successful career in the trade.


Jason provides direction for Ready Arc and is dedicated to the ongoing pursuit of new teaching methods and certifications. He spends most of his time managing behind the scenes and ensuring that the needs of today’s students and industry are exceeded as Ready Arc continues to evolve.

Jason holds Red Seal Qualifications as a Welder, Steel Fabricator, and Ironworker. He is a CWB Level 2 Weld Inspector (CSA178.2) with endorsements and holds a Certificate of Competency as a Welding Examiner from ABSA.

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Jason Martin with students at Ready Arc Training
Jason Martin with group of students at Ready Arc Training
Steve Borda with student at Ready arc Training & Testing

Steve Borda

General Manager

Steve oversees the day-to-day here at Ready Arc. His extensive resume boasts over 30 years of experience in welding and fabrication, and many years spent instructing, training, and supervising in a variety of areas including welding, mining, and construction.

Steve also holds numerous safety certifications that contribute to the success of our students. Steve is Red Seal Certified, an F4 Qualified Welder, and a CWB Level 1 Weld Inspector (CSA178.2) with a B31.3 endorsement.

Steve Boprda with student at Ready Arc Training
Steve Boprda with group of students at Ready Arc Training

Shop Instructor

Butch is our primary shop instructor and is also known as the “metal magician” by our students. He oversees all of the practical training for our pre-employment students as well as all journeymen training. He’s a highly skilled welder with knowledge of virtually every welding process.

His mild and patient manner and over 40 years of experience as a welder, ironworker and welding instructor make him the perfect fit for the Ready Arc team.