i got an email from the local college back home in canada: i’ve been accepted onto the waitlist for their electrical foundation program. said waitlist is 8 to 12 months long, but still… i’m excited. this is to obtain a preparatory certificate for electrician apprenticeships, which is not an official requirement for becoming an apprentice. however, it’s become the de facto standard for anyone seeking entry level work in the field because most colleges offer it and so of course journey-qualified electricians prefer to take on apprentices with that sort of experience to back them up.
there’s intakes every month, and it’s self-paced: the average length of time is 6 months. i think i’m a hot shot and could do it faster than that, but then we all know how big my ego is… and the sort of trouble it gets me into. damn those parents of mine for telling me that i could do anything i wanted!
now my next task is to find funding.
“hi, i’m under 30 years of age, female, queer, hard-working, cute as hell, a committed volunteer, outgoing and friendly, have all sorts of random DIY and mechanical skills, can’t find work in the discipline that i studied at university, and will jump through a ton of hoops to make your organization/union/association/whatever look AMAZING if you pay for me to go to trade school!”
yes, i think that will suffice. needs a bit of re-wording, maybe… but gets right to the point.