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Motive Action Success Story: Bogdan

Oct 07, 2019
Motive Action Bogdan success story

Bogdan is happy to accept his Scholarship from Program Director Mike Hansen.Before attending Motive Action, Bogdan said, “I sought any employment opportunity that was available regardless of whether it met my interests or had any future benefit. I have worked in retail, hospitality and construction and in jobs that were mostly short term or seasonal. However...

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Motive Action Success Story: Leandro

Sep 30, 2019
Motive Action Leandro success story

Instructor Kevin Lychak presents the Motive Action Scholarship to Leandro.Before attending Motive Action, Leandro worked a couple of part time jobs selling books and packing bread at a bakery, but felt there was no future in either job. He attended class here in the hopes of learning the skills needed to become a mechanic and get a job at a well known dealer...

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Motive Action Success Story: Gharbanali

Sep 23, 2019
Motive Action Gharbanali success story

Gharbanali accepts his scholarship from instructor Jennifer Farrand. Before Gharbanali attended Motive Action, he worked in a restaurant for 30 hours a week at $10/hr.  “There was definitely no future, no improvements and no better wage,” he said about the job.“Motive Action was the best thing that happened to me.  It opened the path for a better future with...

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More women attend Motive Action!

Sep 16, 2019
Motive Action Val Kayla and Amber success story

Recently, it was a delight to realize that we had a female student in each of the classes attending Motive Action! As seen in the picture (from left to right), Val, Kayla and Amber all offered their thoughts about entering the trades as a woman.Val, in Heavy Duty: “If you have a dream about becoming an AST, welder, or even HD mechanic, this program is the be...

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Motive Action Success Story: Kefali

Aug 19, 2019
Motive Action Kefali success story

“Math is very important in welding,” Kefali stated as he came to visit Motive Action, seen here with Instructor Kevin Lychak.Kefali graduated from Motive Action over a year ago from the welding program. “Motive Action opened all these doors. Now I’m working hard making skids and tubs for oil and gas.  Life feels perfect.”When asked what advice he’d give to o...

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Motive Action Success Story: Konain

Aug 06, 2019
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Konain accepts his scholarship from Program Director Mike Hansen! Konain heard about Motive Action online and, after reviewing the website and learning about the program, he knew it was the right fit for him.  “Things I was really excited about were in-class and hands-on learning, the potential of getting financial support while in the program and, of course...

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Motive Action Success Story: Anthony

Jul 22, 2019
Motive Action Anthony success story

Instructor Kevin Lychak presents Anthony with his Motive Action Scholarship.Anthony previously worked in Oil and Gas throughout western Canada, but found there is little room for future job growth in today’s economy. He applied to Motive Action to explore options in the automotive industry, and the hands-on portion further motivated him to apply.“The best ch...

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Motive Action Success Story: Debbie

Jul 08, 2019
Motive Action Debbie success story

Debbie got a raise!Debbie, a recent graduate from Motive Action, just completed 3 months on the job at the Auto Body shop where she was hired after the program, and has already received a raise!She is proud of the work she did while in the program at Motive Action, graduating with honours, with the highest average in the class. Before taking the Auto Body co...

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Motive Action Success Story: Jordan

Jun 24, 2019
Motive Action Jordan success story

Jordan shows off his Blue book as a new apprentice!Jordan graduated from Motive Action’s Auto Body program in 2018.  Less than a year later, he has already been signed up as an apprentice and came back to Motive Action to show us his blue book!Jordan thinks that this is a step up from the construction work that he had been doing before he came to study Auto ...

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Motive Action Success Story: Andrey

Jun 10, 2019
Motive Action Andrey success story

Program Director Mike Hansen presents Andrey with his Motive Action Scholarship.Andrey was working in construction but he found that the hours of work weren’t consistent, so he decided to attend Motive Action, where he had an opportunity to gain work experience and a job in the automotive trade.“I got to see things from a different perspective to the one I h...

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Motive Action Success Story: Maurizio

May 27, 2019
Motive Action Maurizio success story

Mike Hansen gleefully presents Maurizio with his Motive Action Scholarship.Maurizio worked various construction jobs before being laid off and collecting EI. He felt he couldn’t get ahead without more training.  “Always wanted to be a Heavy Duty Tech but didn’t have the proper training so I couldn’t get the opportunity to try,” he stated.Since completing the...

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Motive Action Success Story: Reid

May 13, 2019
Motive Action Reid success story

Reid received his Motive Action Scholarship from instructor Jennifer Farrand.Reid worked dead-end manual labour jobs with long, hard hours and no appreciation before he applied to the Motive Action program.“For me, the work experience seemed priceless,” Reid said, reflecting on his time at Motive Action.  Since completing the program, Reid gained a job in th...

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Motive Action Success Story: Mac

Apr 29, 2019
Motive Action Mac success story

Mac received his Motive Action Scholarship from instructor Kevin Lychak.Mac applied to Motive Action to learn the trade hands-on, have an opportunity to gain work experience, and to get a job, but he learned so much more along the way.Since completing the Motive Action program , Mac said “it affected my life immensely and positively. It helped me stay in my ...

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Motive Action Success Story: Dan

Apr 15, 2019
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Dan received his Motive Action Scholarship in 2018.Dan was working as a telecommunication tech all over the country and never really had much down time. It would take a lot of time before he’d have any further opportunity for advancement in his job.“I knew I wanted to have a career [as a] heavy duty tech but didn’t know where to start. That’s where Motive Ac...

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Motive Action Success Story: Francis

Apr 01, 2019
Motive Action Francis success story

Francis with Program Director Mike Hansen.Francis heard about Motive Action through a friend. “I applied because I wanted a better future,” he said.  Francis is now successfully employed at a car dealership working full time as an Automotive Service Technician Apprentice, and has received the Motive Action Scholarship.“My success in the trades affected my li...

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Motive Action Success Story: Herb

Mar 18, 2019
Herb receives his Motive Action Scholarship from Mike Hansen.

Herb receives his Motive Action Scholarship from Mike Hansen.Herb was struggling with unemployment for 2 years before enrolling in the Welding Program at Motive Action Training Foundation. He did it, he said, “to better my life and to gain experience in a trade in which I had interest in.”Since graduating from the program, Herb has been able to maintain a jo...

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Motive Action Success Story: Argie

Mar 04, 2019
Program Director Mike Hansen presents Argie with his Motive Action Scholarship.

Program Director Mike Hansen presents Argie with his Motive Action Scholarship. At Motive Action we have had some great students go through our program and find success upon graduation. We're happy to share their success stories here with you!Argie was working part time at a coffee shop with no opportunity of a raise. As a newcomer to Canada, Argie could not...

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Checking in with: Dustyn L., Motive Action stud...

May 16, 2018

In a new blog series we will be checking in with the people who make up the Motive Action community.  For our first blog post we chatted with Dustyn L., a current Automotive Service Technician student, who shared his experiences so far at Motive Action.Why did you decide to take the Motive Action program?“I decided to join Motive Action because it’s something that I wanted to do since I was a kid but I wasn’t able to in high school just based on student capacity in classrooms and stuff like that. I’ve been a chef for the past eight years but it’s something that I wasn’t into, I’ve always been into cars. I have a young child that I need to pro...

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