Ellis, with Program Director Mike Hansen, holds up his well-deserved scholarship!
Ellis worked full time in security, 12 hour shifts for 48 hours a week in seasonal jobs before he attended Motive Action. “I always wanted to be in the [automotive] trade but [was] never able to land a job in a shop,” Ellis stated. When he heard about the Automotive Entry-level Trades training program at Motive Action, Ellis thought it “seemed promising to get my skills recognized.”
Since completing the program, Ellis has been hired at a dealership, become a registered apprentice and has been awarded the Motive Action Scholarship. He noted some of the changes to his life. “I’ve learned new things each day. I am more disciplined, focused and determined in the trade. [There is a] big financial difference and [I am] enjoying where I am in life. I have gained so much knowledge about the trade and [I am] very comfortable with working in a shop. I noticed some changes in my social life as well. I am more outgoing and confident.”
He views receiving the scholarship as a token of appreciation. We wish Ellis continued success as he works towards his journeyman ticket.
Learn more about why you should choose a career in the trades, just like Ellis did!