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The Future looks bright for workplace Alternative Trades Training Alumnus – CFBC

07 July 2022

When Cowichan Tribes member, Brad Thorne, first started gaining experience in construction, he had no idea that he was going to like the work so much. His first jobs saw him working in carpentry and gaining a variety of skills. When he mentioned to a foreman that he was interested in getting his ticket, the foreman told him to investigate careers in plumbing or electrical.

Fast forward to last June when he came across a WATT posting in a community newsletter and the rest is history.

Due to the impacts of the pandemic, Brad spent his first month of training online, doing lots of reading and completing certifications like First Aid and WHIMIS. He shares, “Some days were hard, but I pushed through to complete the online training. I’m a hands-on learner, so I had to discipline myself to do the computer work, but I did it!”

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