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“Just take it, don’t hesitate, this has been the best thing that has happened to me. If you take it you will see..”
– Powering Trades Student
Positive Attitude and Persistence is a Major contributor of being successful
Names have been removed upon request and for confidentiality purposes.
Over the course of the past several weeks I have learned and experienced that maintaining a positive/optimistic attitude along with persistence was a important and positive experience.
The continuous encouragement from our Guest Speakers and the Powering Trades staff that there are trades still in demand during these times was also something that was a motivator.
I am reminded of our Carpentry and Electrical instructors [names removed for confidentiality] – who both were in similar life situations as I am currently – doing a career change in their 30’s after walking away from a career line that they had also been doing for several years.
Their eagerness to teach us more advanced and complex skills and tasks challenged me to do and think more. I genuinely felt that they were putting in legitimate effort in teaching us useful skills that would be practical, applicable and helpful in our placements.
They also illustrated through their experiences how there is a need to be open minded and to think “outside of the box” as flexibility, a willingness to learn and work – also opens even more doors and possibilities.
It was both [names removed for confidentiality], our Electrical and Carpentry instructors, that connected with me, as they compelled us to be tenacious and “Not to accept ‘No for answer'” in achieving what trade / career goal we wanted to pursue.
As a result of this program, those instructors and staff at Powering Trades, I am taking the first steps in a brand new and exciting direction that will hopefully lead to a new successful career.
I would like to thank everyone for starting me on this journey and look forward to working with Powering Trades as I start my practicum and eventual apprenticeship.
[Powering Trades Cohort #2 Graduate]