the Guild - Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship

A Blog-Podcast about Life and Leadership in the Trades


April 2017

the Guild Podcast – Episode 003a – Developing Your Craft

In this episode I interview Mike Evans. He joined Alpha Mechanical roughly the same time I did and we cut our teeth on some of the same projects throughout our apprenticeship. I have a deep respect and admiration for Mike… Continue Reading →

i am a mess

This week I’m on sabbatical and thought it would be good to open the Guild to a new friend and fellow blogger Chad Flinn. Chad is red seal electrician and an electrical apprenticeship instructor at BCIT. He’s a husband, dad,… Continue Reading →

the Guild Podcast – episode 003 – “We are not in Kansas anymore”

In this episode of the Guild I interview Richard Yoo. He is our lead instructor for the Entry Level Trades Training (ELTT) program in the piping department. I don’t think there is anyone who has a bigger heart for students… Continue Reading →

Why Do We Fall Down?

“Success is risk without fear and reward measured not just by dollars but by the time I create to enjoy those rewards.” Gilbert Melott, Founder, NextVoice247   Just yesterday I was talking to a colleague about our Provincial Skills competition…. Continue Reading →

Success Story

“What if we stopped celebrating being busy as a measurement of importance? What if instead, we celebrated how much time we had spent listening, pondering, meditating, and enjoying time with the most important people in our lives?” Greg McKeown  … Continue Reading →

the Guild – episode 001 – It’s either going to be really good…or really short

In this episode we talk about what apprenticeship was like, how we ‘fell’ into the trades and what not to do when it comes time to pour a slab! My Guests; Mark Overgaard – plumber – new construction Lyle Reid… Continue Reading →

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