Amanda and Becki are both in Grade 11 and signed up to take the Explore a Trade program at Salmon Arm Secondary. When asked why they considered looking at a trades course, both agreed that they like working with their hands and their brain and that working in the trades provides an opportunity for you have a massive sense of accomplishment!
Why did you choose to take a shop or skilled trade class?
Becki had been thinking about the trades, while Amanda had been hesitant to register at first.
They both agree that taking a trades class is about learning life long skills and that the things they learn in class have already come in handy at home. As Amanda put it, “It’s a confidence thing.”
How has FutureBuilder been useful to you?
Becki: “The tool shows what you have done and learned. It’s a great way to connect and get started in a career.”
Do you have any advice to other girls looking at taking a shop class?
Becki: “Don’t let it hold you back.”
Amanda: “Don’t ever assume you can’t do it.”
Both: “Just do it!”
Thank you to Amanda and Becki for sharing their time and thoughts with us! We expect to see you both on HGTV in the very near future!