Your skills are transferable
The skills you learn for one trade can often lead logically to another. For example:
- Welders, ironworkers and boilermakers all work with similar materials and equipment.
- A crane operator already has many of the skills it takes to become a heavy equipment operator.
Your experience as a skilled tradesperson can lead to other paths down the road (click on the links to see sample career paths):
- higher management
- other areas of construction like health and safety, training and education, engineering and science, or administration
- starting your own business
Create your own path
|Trevor Styan went from a dual-credit welding program to Entrepreneur of the Year and one of BC's Top 30 Under 30.|
|Stephen Hull started as a labourer right out of high school and now he's an electrical foreman in charge of entire teams.|
|Karma Hunter went from esthetician, hair dresser, bartender, apprentice, carpenter, construction supervisor, head foreman, safety officer, estimator and project manager to owning her own concrete company.|
|Marc Esposito started out in public relations before moving over to construction and now owns his own company doing renovations and building custom homes.|
Whatever path you choose, you're sure to end up with a fulfilling and rewarding career, just like them.