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Success Story: Ethan Lloyd

Ethan Lloyd is living his dream as an apprentice carpenter and aspires to complete his certification and travel the world with his skills. 

Miho Hind

Miho Hind is navigating new worlds - she's a new mom and a Level 1 plumbing apprentice. Starting a new career was something on her radar, but as a new mom she knew she needed some support in getting the wheels in motion. 

Success Story: Vanessa Nokleby

Vanessa, an electrician, first found her passion through a Women in Trades program, where she was able to explore various trades in a safe and welcoming environment. She encourages more women to invest in themselves; "your future self will thank you!"

Success Story: Amanda Koehler

Amanda is a Red Seal Motorcycle Technician with 20 years of experience. Amanda wants everyone to feel comfortable to pursue their dreams, emphasizing the importance of growing inclusivity in the trades. 

metal fabricator
Success Story: Monique Song

Monique Song is a Metal Fabricator apprentice who discovered the trades through the Trades Discovery for Women program at BCIT.

Success Story: Amandeep Beesla

Amandeep Beesla is certified as a Heavy Equipment Operator with over 20 years of experience in the skilled trades. Amandeep is proud to be part of the building industry in BC and to represent the South Asian community.

welder on roof
Success Story: Amy Carr

Amy Carr is a Sheet Metal Worker by trade and has been working in the industry for 13 years.

Success Story: Jenny Coleman

Jenny Coleman is a Red Seal certified Painter and Decorator, with 14 years of experience in the trade. Jenny is now an instructor at the Finishing Trades Institute in Surrey, BC.

Chaylene at work
Success Story: Chaylene Deboer

Chaylene Deboer is a certified Red Seal electrician with 8+ years of experience. Chaylene encourages girls and women considering joining the trades to just do it!