Ian became an electrician after his father offered him the option to become an apprentice. He now works as a training coordinator for co-op’s and apprentices. His advice is be open minded and willing to learn. Ian explains that technology won’t take over his trade because everything runs on electricity; even cars are using it these days! “It’s the best trade to be in for the future,” says Ian. Find out more in his talk.
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