There is an amazing sense of pride and accomplishment you get when you finish a project and can say; I built that/did that. This also has a funny way of building yourself confidence. Confidence comes from competence, doing things over and over again until you're successful. Because of the trades and the trial and errors, I now have the confidence to try different at home projects and repairs, saving me money along the way. I’m not afraid to pick up a new tool and try something different and this has helped build my self confidence and self-esteem. Check out these confidence building videos where I take on some new challenges.
In 2018 I started my journey in the skilled trades completing a General Machinist pre-apprenticeship and Co-Op at Arcelor Mittal Dofasco. Here are some photos of highlights, memories and projects from that year.
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We Are In This Together!
Awesome video! Thank you ECAO for letting me help share this message! With COVID-19 numbers increasing be responsible to your friends, family and community and mask up! ECAO-IBEW
What an honour it was to meet Premiere Doug Ford and Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton and share in this amazing announcement!
Skilled trades is an essential back bone to our society. I am excited to see $37 Million in investments to help give people the skills they need to be successful! 09/03/2020
Monte McNaughton Shares My Story
Thank you Monte McNaughton - Minister of Labour for sharing my story. I feel honoured, and blessed to be part of the 21 Million dollar investment announcement into pre-apprenticeship programs throughout Ontario! It is programs like these that helped me get to where I am today! 12/11/2020
What an honour it was to meet Premiere Doug Ford, Minister of Labour Monte McNaughton, and IBEW CCO Executive Secretary Treasurer James Barry and share in this amazing announcement! On this day I was surrounded by so many influential and amazing people and it makes me grateful! Skilled trades is an essential back bone to our society. I am excited to see $37 Million in investments to help give people the skills they need to be successful! 09/03/2020