Welcome to Apprenticeship Spotlight!
We are hosting a new segment in our newsletter to elevate the conversation on apprenticeships and to continue to support skilled trades employers through these challenging times.
WPH has done a lot of research and projects with the focus on Apprenticeships and the skilled trades. There is a skills shortage in our communities coupled with an aging workforce in the skilled trades creating the perfect storm heading towards hiring crisis if we do not focus on solutions for skilled trades workers locally.
This segment will feature real life experiences of local skilled trades workers, employers, and apprentices; labour market information regarding skilled trades in our community; news and articles related to apprenticeships and skilled trades; and local initiatives that support the skilled trades and apprenticeships in Hamilton.
Skilled Trades Spotlight: David Currie
David graduated from the Mohawk College ASEP program in 1993. During his career he has worked at many GM dealerships in the Hamilton, Halton area most recently working for Mercedes Benz for the past 14 Years in the capacity of Technician and for the last 4 years as Shop Foreman. David has now worked for at Mohawk College for approximately 3 Years, teaching in both the Post-Secondary and AST programs. Most recently he is involved with “The Hub” at the Stoney Creek campus promoting skilled trades to future Mohawk students, as well as being the past chair of the Motive Power advisory committee. The advisory board meets with industry professionals to help both guide and gauge industry wants and needs. David have a passion for the automotive industry and always look forward helping students succeed in a very rewarding and lucrative career choice.
David's story is another great example of how working in the skilled trades has provided an excellent career pathway into other interesting roles with a focus still on the skilled trades.