Lauren: Apprentice Carpenter
Here’s how she did it
Lauren’s career in the trades started back in shop class. After taking woodwork all through secondary school, Lauren was inspired to explore a career in carpentry. She was provided support through the Industry Training Authority’s Women in Trades Training (WITT) program in the form of financial assistance and career guidance. From there, she started her technical training and connected with Timber Peak Construction to begin her practical training on the worksite.
With a growing demand for skilled tradespeople in the province, small businesses like Timber Peak Construction are helping build the next generation of tradespeople in British Columbia by sponsoring apprentices now.
The benefits of apprenticeship are felt on both sides – for apprentices like Lauren, they will learn everything from foundations to finish by doing all types of work including design build, commercial, new homes, and large renovations. For Rob Trampuh, CEO and founder of Timber Peak Construction, they will help by keeping the company on the leading edge of innovation and competitive pricing. He can also rest assured that the legacy and integrity of his company will continue by training his apprentices to be consistent with the high standard of skill and attitude that the company has set for itself.
Lauren plans to continue down the apprenticeship pathway which will include advancing her technical training and gaining more on-the-job experience with employer sponsors like Timber Peak Construction.
- The Women in Trades Training (WITT) initiative, funded through the Canada-BC Job Fund Agreement (CFJ), is part of ITA’s long-term strategy to match women’s skills to the needs of British Columbia’s workforce. The initiative provides training, financial assistance and support for eligible women who might be thinking about a career in the trades, who are unemployed and not eligible for Employment Insurance benefits and/or supports.