Devon shared some advice at a graduation ceremony as he accepted his scholarship from Program Director Mike Hansen.
Before attending the Motive Action Youth Entry-level Heavy Duty Training Program, Devon worked as a warehouse labourer and short order cook, for $13-14/hr. There was almost no room for advancement in these jobs.
Devon had this to say about studying at Motive Action: “The key for me was the hands-on experience and the work experience. Really helps people consider hiring.”
“I’ve noticed that I’m more motivated these days as I actually have a career to work towards instead of feeling trapped in dead-end jobs. It just feels good knowing that my life is finally back on track and moving forward, [feeling a] little more confident and that grows a little each day as I learn something new.”
Devon was happy to receive his scholarship towards his first year Heavy Equipment Technician Apprenticeship. We wish him luck as he continues with his studies!
Learn more about why you should choose a career in the trades, just like Devon did!