Q&A with Welder and Heavy Duty Mechanic Micole Myers

Micole is a first year Welder and Heavy Duty Mechanic from Williams Lake, BC, and a proud member of the Yunesit’in Government (Stone Band) reserve. Micole first gained an interest in mechanics when she helped her dad out on his truck. Micole is motivated to give back to her community by creating more job opportunities.

Q1: Describe what you enjoy most about the trades.

I enjoy continuously learning every day. I have learned so much in the past few months and hope to continue to grow. The trades challenge me to be a better apprentice, and a better person.

Q2: What inspired you to pursue a career in skilled trades?

When I was growing up in the rodeo circuit, my father owned a diesel truck. From time to time, he would let me help him work on it, where I developed a keen interest in mechanics. When I first took my foundations course for Heavy Equipment Technician, we did a few weeks of welding. Other journeypersons encouraged me to go for my welding ticket as well, since mechanics and welding go hand-in-hand.
I am also motivated to create more job opportunities for my community. The people in my community mean so much to me, so it would be an honour to help others with their future careers by sharing my knowledge. 

Q3: What do you feel most proud of?
I feel proud of my community and the people around me. I have accomplished many things with the help of those people. I would like to thank them for who I am today. 

Q4: What do you love doing in your spare time?

I like to spend time with family, enjoy my hobbies, and meet new people. After work, I like to upgrade my truck, play soccer, play hockey, go hunting, and ride my horses. When I have time, I attend cultural events, as I am a First Nation: Chilcotin, Shuswap, and Statimc.

Q5: Where do you see yourself in 5 to 10 years from now?

In 10 years from now, I see myself owning my own business. Since there is such a high demand in trades, I would love to help someone build a career. It has been my dream to help people and give them a chance to become someone they wish to be. 

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