Entries by Lindsay Groves

Security Systems Technician Apprentice / Construction Electrician Apprentice – Weiny Nong

Trade: Security Systems Technician Apprentice / Construction Electrician Apprentice Employer: Pacificom Integration Location: White Rock, BC A good attitude. Strong listening skills. The ability to take direction. Three ways Parve Mohsenipour, foreman with Pacificom Integrations, describes Pacificom’s Security Systems Technician/Construction Electrician Apprentice, Weiny Nong. “She’s always trying to step ahead of the task she’s assigned to. […]

Welder – Crystine Czerwinski

Trade: Welder Employer: Max Ignatiuk, IGN Systems  Location: Mission, BC Crystine found welding online. “I had kids and by the time I was 23, I had decided that I really just needed to pick something. I went online to the UFV website and looked at all the trades. Welding looked like the most fun. I’d […]

Q&A | STEP Employer IGN Systems

Based out of Mission, British Columbia, STEP employer IGN Systems has been engineering aluminum railing systems for over 10 years. IGN Systems owner Max Iquatiuk welcomed us into his shop to chat with him and STEP participant/IGN Systems welder, Crystine. How would you describe IGN Systems as an employer? MI: “It’s a small company. We’re all like […]

Q&A | STEP Employer Shamus Jones Construction

We met Shamus from Shamus Jones Construction on a site in Ladner, British Columbia to learn more about him, his company, and his long-standing partnership with The Skilled Trades Employment Program (STEP). With 25 carpenters and 30 sub-trades on the team, Shamus is working to give his employees the best opportunities while also planning for […]

Apprentice Joiner – Charles Edmonds

Trade: Apprentice Joiner Location: Sidney, BC “One of the best things about being a joiner is that every day is completely different. It’s everything from pulling out windows to scraping and sanding a teak deck to repairing a priceless piece of art,” says Charles Edmonds, an apprentice joiner at Philbrook’s Boatyard on Vancouver Island. Charles […]

STEP is here | Camosun College Trades Career Fair

The 2018 Trades Career Fair with Camosun College in Victoria, British Columbia was a great chance to meet prospective employers and connect with STEP’s Regional Employment Placement Specialists (REPS) in person. Many came with questions about the trades, construction companies, and career paths. STEP REPS Isabel McLean (left) and Zuzana Capeau (right) were there ready […]