You love a good puzzle—the bigger the challenge, the better. Once you have a general sense of how the parts in a system work together, you have no problem applying that knowledge in all sorts of situations. A tinkerer at heart, trial and error is your specialty. You’re like a detective, carefully weighing the evidence and piecing together clues to zero in on the culprit and solve the case.
“The most rewarding part is being able to travel internationally. You can go anywhere.”
Refrigeration & A/C Mechanic
Kirsten Libby, 20, Penticton
Get a head start
SkilledTradesBC Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.