On the job â€“ Personal stories
Jimmy: Apprentice Automotive Service Technician
Jimmy got involved in automotive service because he's always liked building and taking things apart.
"A few years ago, I went to university and decided to switched over to automotive services because itâ€™s what I actually wanted to do!"
Jimmy went to college in Halifax. The apprenticeship program in Nova Scotia is four years long. Part of that time is spent on the job; the other in a classroom setting. "Currently Iâ€™m working towards the number of hours I need in order to go back to school to complete my apprenticeship."
"Most of the people I know that went to college are still working in their trades". Itâ€™s more of a personal decision than anything; you just have to find what you like to do."
Watch this video from Employment and Social Development Canada to find out more.