A year and a half ago, I didn’t know what I wanted to do with my life or what I wanted to be. I wasn’t working and my case worker, Chris, recommended I try Pathways .
The thing that sparked my interest about construction is that there is so much to learn. It is very hands on work and there is always something new you can master, so I decided to take the 9 week Construction course.
A part of the course was to complete a co-op, and mine was at Anden Design Build. All the hands on work during the class gave me an idea of what I wanted to do professionally, but working at Anden helped me to push my idea into something real.
Having the chance to work for Anden is the best opportunity I could have been given at the time I was looking for a job and finishing up my course.
I’ve been with Anden since April 4th, 2017. I started working for them right after graduation.
My current role is titled General Labourer . I pick up material and tool s needed for our job sites . I also make sure each site runs smoothly and everything is to the customer ‘s satisfaction. I enjoy everything I do. It is an amazing workplace, very family friendly,and very team oriented. I am very grateful to have been given this opportunity.
If I was to speak with someone who i s unsure of what they want to do and i s looking for a direction, I would recommend they try one of Pathways courses . Try one that you feel comfortable with, or in a job field you haven’t worked in before. If none of the courses pique your interest, then I would suggest getting in touch with Pathways . The people there are friendly, understanding and welcoming.
There are many people who helped me to get to where I am today. I would like to thank my Ontario Works caseworker Chris and everyone at Pathways for teaching me the knowledge I needed to succeed at Anden, as well as setting me up with Anden. Thank you to my Pathways facilitator for all of the extra help!
Since this interview Tye received a promotion and is now a Carpenter Assistant. Congratulations Tye!