Tanner Ashenbrener is 16 years old and in grade 11 here at Kildonan-East Collegiate. In addition to his course work that includes Biology, Physics and Residential wiring he is currently apprenticing as an Industrial Electrician under the High School Apprenticeship Program.
Tanner only recently started his apprenticeship in June 2014 but since that time he has earned 2 grade 12 credits, over 220 hours toward his certification as an electrician and a tuition incentive towards further trade training after graduation.
Although a man of few words, when ask how his apprenticeship was he quickly responded “I love it” and added that he is looking forward to continuing his electrical training once he graduates.
If you are student interested in a career in the trades or a parent that is currently working in a skilled trade please contact the Apprenticeship Support Teacher at firstname.lastname@example.org or click on the link High School Apprenticeship Program.pdf for more information.