Meet Your Advisor: David Senyard

David Senyard is one of our new advisors and says without skilled tradespeople, we wouldn't have all the cool things we take for granted.

Apprenticeship Advisors provide regional support to apprentices and employer sponsors. They help build knowledge and awareness of the B.C. apprenticeship system and provide guidance to apprentices and sponsors on processes and policies related to the apprenticeship journey and challenger pathway.

Here's a Q&A with David Senyard, Apprenticeship Advisor for Chilliwack.

What is your trades background/experience?

I have worked in the hospitality industry for more than a decade and spent four years as a career advisor at a culinary school. For the past four years, I worked as a job coach/essential skill instructor at a First Nation trade school. The school offered programs in the construction industry with an emphasis on carpentry and pipefitting.

How long have you been with ITA?

Two months. 

What do you enjoy most about working at ITA?

I’m looking forward to helping people find careers that makes positive change to their lives. 

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

I love to spend time with my family. I also like to read and take my dog on long walks on the beach.

What would you like people to know about the trades?

I would like people to know that trades is a first-choice career. Without skilled tradespersons, we would not have all of the cool things we take for granted. 

What advice would you give to people interested in becoming an apprentice? 

To do research into which trade fits them the best. Information is power. More/better information improves decision making and improves outcomes. 

If you have questions about apprenticeship in Chilliwack, email David Senyard.

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The Champions of Apprenticeship are recognized for their outstanding achievements in BC apprenticeship system. These Champions are celebrated for their hard work in creating certified tradesworkers, supporting their industry and promoting apprenticeship. Do you know an outstanding employer sponsor or apprentice? Send us an email and nominate them to become a Champion of Apprenticeship!