Hi, my name is Shane Stromquist – Peters
I had a pretty great experience with my recent educational journey. I attended BCIT Burnaby Campus for 7 months in 2018. I received a certificate of completion with distinction, Automotive Technician Foundation. I had a wonderful instructor, Tim Wood, one of the best teachers I’ve had in the education system. He made a point to tell us the things that we needed to know. He also went above and beyond, teaching extra information regarding the trade to those who showed interest. I was able to meet some great people in my class, a handful of whom I still speak with regarding work and the next level of schooling we will have.
The biggest struggle I had was getting back into the school mentality and making sure to study on a regular basis. I had been out of school for approximately 3-4 years before attending this class. I didn’t struggle much with the course material, as I did have some knowledge of the trade before entering the course so that definitely helped.
I have been working as an apprentice in a small private shop since 3 weeks before completing the course, approximately 4 months now. I’m currently waiting to go back to school to finish the next level of apprenticeship, the wait list is sadly quite long. I plan on completing my full apprenticeship and obtaining the Red Seal certification to become a fully licensed mechanic.
The Peters Post-Secondary program helped me in a number of ways. The biggest would be with the monthly funding allowing me to focus 100% on my school and not needing to work. Not needing to work and go to school at the same time helped with my stress levels greatly since I knew I had enough time to study at the end of the day after my classes were done. The overall experience working with Peters education was very smooth and simple, very helpful.