Motive Action Success Story: James

Nov 25, 2019
Motive Action James success story

James is happy to receive his scholarship from instructor Kevin Lychak.

“Before I began at Motive Action, I was a Geo Technician [working] 24 days on and 4 off at a time with 10-12 hour days,” James told us.  “I worked alone [the] majority of the time . . . and did similar tests on the gravel each and every day.”

“When the economy crashed, I was laid of from the job I had since high school. I took a look at my life and decided I wanted to pursue a more stable career for myself in a field I would be guaranteed work. My passion has always been vehicles, so I knew I wanted to pursue something in that line of work. Motive Action [provided] this opportunity because of the hands-on learning and getting my foot in the door with a work experience. Motive Action also taught me about the differences in each trade which helped me find my career path [to become] a Heavy Equipment Technician.”

“It has not been an easy road to get to where I am. I had to put in a couple years of dedication to prove myself to my employer before beginning my apprenticeship. Motive Action taught me to stay committed and all good things take time...  It has given me a work life balance. It has helped me tremendously being able to be close to my family and watch my niece grow and spend time with family which I was unable to do when working up north.”

We wish James all the best as he continues his studies.

Thanks for sharing your story with us, James! Check out the various industry occupations you can have after graduating from the Motive Action Training Program.