Working in the skilled trades, you don’t know how many times we would hear parent’s and friends say, “Go to school so you can be a doctor or a lawyer!” Not that there is anything wrong with these professions, but it is not the right career for everyone. Unfortunately, there is a certain stigma attached to those working in construction and it is completely unjustified. These careers weren’t respected as much as one in an office, however, not everyone is cut out to sit at a desk all day. Nor is everyone who works in an office necessarily successful.
In many countries, there are schools that specialize in every form of skilled trade, but not so much in Ontario. As such, the Pre-Apprenticeship Training (PAT) Institute offers programs to assist individuals who want a career where they can work with their hands. A career where you see the results of your labour first-hand – where you are a part of creating something special for someone, like a home.
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