You’re the kind of person who can see the big picture, but digs the details. You’re equally comfortable manoeuvring big, heavy objects and calculating measurements down to the millimetre. Pushing paper at a desk behind the scenes holds little appeal to you. You’d rather be on a shop floor transforming raw materials into something useful, or on a job site working alongside other tradespeople to bring a project to life.
Sounds like you?
Consider one of these trades
Work on the factory floor shaping steel and creating steel parts or in the field building, demolishing, repairing and maintaining steel structures, including buildings, towers, cranes and bridges.
“It's an awesome feeling, where your creativity and skill sets are your only limitations to getting the job done. ”
Sheet Metal Worker
Kevin de Oliviera, 20,
Get a head start
ITA Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.