From Fowler Construction:
Fowler is working with our local high schools, aiming to grow the trades locally. Part of that initiative is presenting at high schools and informing the students about careers, whether that’s engineering, welding, mechanic positions, pipe fitters, machine operators, construction, paving, road maintenance or other similar industries.
Bill Cutler, our Senior Manager of Equipment and Fleet, presented 3 tech classes at Gravenhurst High School about working in the trades. Bill himself started as a 310T diesel mechanic and ventured down a variety of career paths and opportunities in the trades at Fowler. All to say the least, he is well-positioned to share the breadth and depth of a career with Fowler and does a fabulous job of engaging and inspiring the youth!
“I started by drawing attention to how fortunate they all were to be in this “moment,” to endeavour down the path of Trades and cementing themselves in employment and financial security; I provided examples of opportunities that presented themselves to me on my own path, the ancillary opportunities that surround the trades specifically and once completed, what to do afterwards because most kids don’t realize how fast 4 years is in the grand scheme of things, they can grow further afterwards. I spoke about growing up in the CPS/foster care system, living coast to coast, and how life levelled out for me when I got my apprenticeship. I spent the remaining time talking about what makes a GOOD employer, what to look for and how they should be supporting them throughout their apprenticeship.”- Bill Cutler
Fowler is meeting with DSB to continue discussions and will be participating in upcoming, similar school events in the coming weeks in Parry Sound and Wasauksing.
We thank the boards, teachers and students for welcoming us into the schools and giving us the opportunity to make connections, and hopefully prompt the next generation to choose Fowler in years to come.
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