Greetings from Vancouver, BC, Canada! I've been lurking around the threads in this forum for some time now and I must say that this is such a great community/resource for those in the HVAC-R Industry and especially for those like me, a 1st year Refrigeration Apprentice. Reading a post in one of the threads gave me the courage to finally speak out, and join in on the discussions. Who knows, maybe y'all might learn a thing or two from a 1st year Apprentice
A little about me...I finished my first year foundation program at my local Post-Secondary School (BCIT to be exact) almost a year ago. The program was great, it gave me a chance to see what this trade was all about and boy did I love it! After getting my certificate, I immediately began seeking employment. This was a pretty rough time for me as it felt like nobody wanted to give me a chance...very discouraging..especially since I knew nobody in the industry. But perseverance, my friends, finally paid off 8 MONTHS LATER!! And landed a job with a small outfit doing mostly service work. Now that I am indentured as an apprentice with the ITA, I am enrolling for my 2nd year classes. Definitely looking forward to this new chapter in my working career.