How did Covid-19 affect your Apprenticeship?
My in-person classes were cancelled. One pro was that our teacher gave us quizzes to get done during the week. I liked this because it gave me more time to spend on each answer. That helped me navigate through the code book better. When we were meeting in class, I felt rushed. The extra time gave me more confidence in myself.
What were your favorite courses in the program and tools to work with?
The first and fourth years. In the first year, we got to learn all of the basics of plumbing and the fourth year we focused more on the code book! I liked working with the bandsaw, pro-press, soldering torch and my no hub torque wrenches.
Do you feel like you have a head start in your career compared to some of your peers that took a different route?
Yes! I am already working in my field of study and get to continue even after my technical education is complete. I do not have to search for a job like a college student has to. Also, with no student debt I feel free to start my future.