Patrick Eberle

Third Year Scaffolder

September 2013

Patrick Eberle

I was riding the bus and noticed an ad for Trade Winds to Success, went home on my computer and looked it up and made an appointment for an interview. I was looking to change my occupation from a Fire Proofer and Stucco Plaster. Being Metis I would be able to receive funding from [the] Rupertsland [Institute] to enter into the program at Trade Winds to Success.

I was looking forward to being on the right path to becoming a Carpenter with the Union. My next 16 weeks [were] filled with knowledge and hopes and dreams of becoming a First year Carpenter.

The first 8 weeks were exciting: days filled with schoolwork studying and doing projects with the class. It helped prepare me for the important test with Apprenticeship and Industry Training Carpentry Entry Level One.

I was on my way to do my next 8 weeks at the Carpenters Union 1325 for my training as a Carpenter and Scaffolder. After passing this course I had gain my safety tickets and was on my way out to work.

I have worked for companies like Bird Constitution, Steeplejack, BrandSafway, Park Derochie, Industrial Scaffolding Services, Brock, Worly Parsons, Ready Energy, and Brand.

After not being able to return to work for around one year, a new door was open for me at CLAC where I found employment with Brand Scaffolding as a 3rd year Scaffolder at Shell Scotford. I have word at sites up north like Surmont 2, CNRL Horizon, Redwater, Nuutinen, Ft. Saskatchewan, and Suncor FT. Hills.

The experience, friends, and coworkers I have met have enriched my life and the world of knowledge every day that I go to work. I encourage any person to go to Trade Winds to Success and start a very rewarding employment opportunity.