On the job â€“ Personal stories
Nina: Apprentice Bricklayer
Nina knew she wasnâ€™t up for university. Her father, a stonemason, said: â€œHey, why donâ€™t you come to work with me and try it out?â€
Nina says she came in with no experience. "So if I can do it, anybody can do it."
She was able to use the apprenticeship grants to buy all the tools that she needed. "And I was able to go through school because of all the grants without any debt. It was amazing!"
She adds: "I love being able to work with my hands every day and step back at the end of the day and see what Iâ€™ve created; and I know that what Iâ€™ve created is going to last a lifetime."
Watch this video from Employment and Social Development Canada to find out more.