Trade: Security Systems Technician Apprentice / Construction Electrician Apprentice Employer: Pacificom Integration Location: White Rock, BC A good attitude. Strong listening skills. The ability to take direction. Three ways Parve Mohsenipour, foreman with Pacificom Integrations, describes Pacificom’s Security Systems Technician/Construction Electrician Apprentice, Weiny Nong. “She’s always trying to step ahead of the task she’s assigned to. […]
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Trade: Welder Employer: Max Ignatiuk, IGN Systems Location: Mission, BC Crystine found welding online. “I had kids and by the time I was 23, I had decided that I really just needed to pick something. I went online to the UFV website and looked at all the trades. Welding looked like the most fun. I’d […]
Based out of Mission, British Columbia, STEP employer IGN Systems has been engineering aluminum railing systems for over 10 years. IGN Systems owner Max Iquatiuk welcomed us into his shop to chat with him and STEP participant/IGN Systems welder, Crystine. How would you describe IGN Systems as an employer? MI: “It’s a small company. We’re all like […]
We met Shamus from Shamus Jones Construction on a site in Ladner, British Columbia to learn more about him, his company, and his long-standing partnership with The Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP). With 25 carpenters and 30 sub-trades on the team, Shamus is working to give his employees the best opportunities while also planning for […]
Trade: Apprentice Joiner Location: Sidney, BC “One of the best things about being a joiner is that every day is completely different. It’s everything from pulling out windows to scraping and sanding a teak deck to repairing a priceless piece of art,” says Charles Edmonds, an apprentice joiner at Philbrook’s Boatyard on Vancouver Island. Charles […]
The 2018 Trades Career Fair with Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia was a great chance to meet prospective employers and connect with STEP’s Regional Employment Placement Specialists (REPS) in person. Many came with questions about the trades, construction companies, and career paths. STEP REPS Isabel McLean (left) and Zuzana Capeau (right) were there ready […]
Trade: Apprentice Sheet Metal Worker Location: Vancouver Island, BC After some good-natured heckling from his co-workers about ‘getting ready for his close-up’, we set off to talk with Aaron, to find out more about his experience with STEP and his new career path as a sheet metal worker. It’s clear from the warm smile on […]