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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.

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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! 

Victoria - A Parent's Story

We interviewed Victoria, a parent to a Youth in Trades Program participant. She reflects on her family's journey to learn, understand, and start the apprenticeship journey and what her son's future might look like. 

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Recognizing Mega Power Installations

For Apprenticeship Recognition Month, the Greater Victoria School District is recognizing Mega Power Installations for their longstanding partnership and contributions to supporting youth in trades and apprenticeships. 

Rebecca Marshall
Celebrating Indigenous Peoples in the Skilled Trades: Rebecca Marshall

This month, we are celebrating Indigenous Peoples in the skilled trades! Rebecca Marshall is a Red Seal Cook, who works as a Transport Canada Endorsed Ship's Cook aboard an Emergency Tow Vessel on the coast of British Columbia. Read this Q&A to learn more about her apprenticeship journey and what being Indigenous means to her.