Metro Vancouver Job Outlook
Hi all. I appreciate you reading this post. So I'm taking a pre-apprenticeship course at JARTS to get a better idea of the trade. It's been helpful. I'll come away with a CFC ticket and Transportation of dangerous goods license. I also have my gasfitter C ticket. I guess that makes me somewhat useful right away for my future employer.
Does anyone have any other ideas for training that would be a benefit to my skills and, in turn, my future employer as well?
...and what is the market looking like these days for new helpers/apprentices trying to get started in the Lower Mainand? Some guys I have talked to say it's best to take any offer you can get whether it's residential, markets, whatever. Instructors have told me to hold out for a commercial/ industrial outfit as I could potentially learn more and they thought it was more up my alley.
Either way, I'm really looking forward to getting started and making progress into becoming a good reliable tech.
Thanks for any input you can offer everyone. This newbie really appreciates it!!
Cheers for the replies you guys!
I figured it won't be easy to find a spot somewhere at this time. I just have to keep on trying with putting out the resumes, networking and persevering and hope someone sees some good in me to give me a shot, or I get timing on my side.
I really want to get a chance and build some skills so staying positive and motivated is the only way I can think to go about it.
Thanks for posting!
funny, your leaving the automotive trade because it has problems
I guess it is called glutville. I am tempted to go into a office, with luck, and interview a manager. Sounds kind of funny, but mabey I should have done this before the classes. BTW, I think you can use your gas and enviro tickets to work on AC systems, or propane injection on automobiles??
yes, 22 is very very young. Heck, I entered the military to become a helicopter mechanic. but wanted to peruse it more in the civilian world. Getting tired of the crap in the service :) Maybe should have changed careers into something little nicer like parachute tech. At least those guys are not banging ho's on some weekend night or getting in bloody fights when a party goes aray in the dorms. It was hard for me to get any kind of sleep on weekends in the military.
wester, how much money did you invest?
I was warned it was hard to enter into the trade. How about you? what did you have to invest in it?
I am just going to stop at every company, and hopefully catch a few min with the managers. While I am at those locations, pass out some cards for my business to other business in the area, and write off the mileage on my truck.
Its really funny. I can really sell my self to a possible prospective customer in my current trade "telecom or auto", but yet, not land a interview for a hvac company :) Guess the companies do not want to hire some one who has enough drive to be a self reliant technician and a "get it done no matter what attitude"