You’re the kind of person who likes to understand what makes things tick. You love taking stuff apart, swapping in new parts and putting it all back together—whether it’s a toaster, a car or a computer. When something stops working, your instinct is to fix it instead of throwing it away. You’re like a doctor, running tests and taking stock of the symptoms to diagnose the problem and find a cure.
Sounds like you?
Consider one of these trades
Aircraft Maintenance Technician
Flying machines are your specialty. You’re an ace at interpreting technical drawings and blueprints, removing defective parts and installing replacements, and testing and troubleshooting aircraft systems.
Install, repair and maintain all kinds of machines in all kinds of places—from ski hills to mines and everywhere in between. Equal parts electrician, machinist, mechanic and plumber, you’re a true jack of all trades.
“Sometimes it’s a tough job, but there’s a sense of accomplishment and a confidence in your abilities.”
Danica Lum, 18 years old, Vancouver BC
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.