Brittany – Kamloops WorkBC ESC – Apprenticeship

1 February 2016

After working at a restaurant as a supervisor for two years, just trying to make the rent, Brittany set a new goal for herself – learning a trade.

Through the apprenticeship program, Brittany completed her level two in the Electrical field, is a member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and is working for Houle Electric.  She is very excited to have received this training and the opportunity to carry on the family tradition of electricians.

The Kamloops WorkBC Employment Services Centre, the Open Door Group, assisted Brittany by providing financial supports to help her live away from home, commute to and from school and provide care for her dependents. Without this support Brittany would not have been able to reach her goal.

Brittany has noticed a big change in herself since enrolling in the apprenticeship program.

“Now I am confident in myself,” Brittany says. “It is not just because now I have a good paying job. My whole life has changed! I am happier and have more confidence. I purchased a truck and a dirt bike and am saving to buy a house within the next five years.”

Trades are very much in demand according to the Labour Market Information reports.  Within the next few years, the baby boomers will be retiring and employment in all trades fields will grow. Graduates from the apprenticeship program gain valuable skill upgrades, placing them at the forefront of the upcoming trade boom. Once trained, WorkBC Employment Services Centres can assist clients in their bid to advance within the job market or encourage them to try and move up within their current company.

Visit the WorkBC Employment Services Centre Kamloops to learn more about the employment services and supports offered.

Posted: 21 October 2015