- Position: Civil Engineer
I quit school when I was 16 and I worked at various jobs in Fort St John for the next few years. When I was 19, I decided that I didn’t want to work unskilled jobs for the rest of my life. I had some experience in the construction industry which I found very interesting and so I decided that I would go into civil engineering. I was able to complete my Adult Dogwood graduation at Northern Lights College and obtain all my pre-requisites for the civil program at BCIT in the year of 2010-2011. The following September I moved to Burnaby and began my first two years of college. In May 2013 I graduated BCIT with my Diploma in Civil Technology and a high enough GPA to move in to the final two year of my Bachelor degree.
I decided to take a year off of school before returning so that I could pay down some of my debt and that was when I applied for funding from the Metis Employment & Training Program. Thanks to this wonderful program I was able to finish my third year of college without the financial stress that the first two years had.
Now I am one year away from graduation with my Bachelor degree and soon I will be able to start my professional career without a crippling amount of debt. Thank you so much MNBC!