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the Guild podcast – Episode 22 – Respect

the Guild Podcast…Episode 21…Elmo Bryan Pinpin – Pastry Arts

Bryan Pinpin – IP Red Seal Pastry Arts Three Goals Bryan Wrote Down Before He Started Pastry Chef @ very good establishment Teach my craft Own my own business Highlights of the Episode: What’s it like to first start out… Continue Reading →

Tribute to My Dad

In this tribute to my dad, I highlight some of the things that made my dad…well, my dad.This episode is born out of the celebration of tradespeople day (Sept 15) and the fact that my Dad’s birthday was Sept 29…. Continue Reading →

Trades from Middle Earth – Paul Simpson

Being a tradesperson from middle earth (Kamloops, BC) means you get a broad range of experiences. Paul’s expereince is testimony to that fact. Paul is a third generation tradesperson who was first exposed to the trades as a boy helping… Continue Reading →

Trades and the Affective Domain – minipod II

the Guild Podcast – Trades and the Affective Domain David Krathwohl’s Taxonomy – click here         More often than not the difference between the good and great tradespeople is the level of respect each holds for different… Continue Reading →

the Guild podcast – Minipod – Continuous Learning

the Guild podcast – Mike and Peter – Metal Fab

Shownotes for the Guild podcast episode 18 – Metal Fab Steel Fab Trades – Iron Worker, Steel Fabrication, Boilermaker Metal Fab / Ironworker – 3 year Red Seal Trade Mike McKoryk (Metal Fab Chief Instructor) – Peter Thomas (Metal… Continue Reading →

the Guild Podcast – Chad Flinn – APP 2 CEO

Chad Flinn – Electrical Instructor at BCIT and Instructor for APP 2 CEO   Red Seal Electrician Worked at BCIT for last 8yrs Worked up north in Ft McMurray Passionate about teaching his trade and tradespeople about starting and running… Continue Reading →

the Guild podcast Special Edition – Contractor Corner

Elie Yaacoub is a ticketed Plumber / Gasfitter in the Greater Toronto Area. He is a second generation plumber (his dad is also a plumber) and along with his many experiences Elie has started his own business and has taught… Continue Reading →

the Guild Podcast – Jeff Dickson – Langley High School ACE-IT Program

Jeff Dickson – Langley High School – Millennials, Plumbers, and the ACE-It Program Both Dads are tradesmen Red Seal Plumber – TQ’d Gasfitter TTED Graduate – High School Shop Teacher Pioneered the ACE-IT program with BCIT and Langley High School… Continue Reading →


YES! Half-Way-There! Welcome to our half-way point! I’ve officially done 10 episodes now…amazing! And I’m having a blast doing these podcasts. Some things to note about this episode; Going back to school soon? Get Financially Ready Set Yourself Up for… Continue Reading →

the Guild Podcast – Tamara Pongracz – from Librarian to Welder to Chief Instructor

Tamara Pongracz – IP Red Seal Certified Plumber – From Librarian to Welding to Plumbing Tamara is the Chief Instructor for the Trades Access / Trades Discovery Program at BCIT. Tamera talks about her transition from those “typical girl’s jobs”… Continue Reading →

Special Episode – Canadian International Conference on Education

Canadian International Conference on Education University of Toronto (Mississauga) Key Note #1 – Changing Mindset in a Changing World Levels of poverty are increasing The “Middle Class” is disappearing Poverty reaches across all demographics A need to change mindsets –… Continue Reading →

the Guild Podcast – So, You Want to Work up North?

Rick Lindberg – Steamfitter – So, You Want to Work Up North? In this episode, “so, you want to work up north?” I interview Rick Lindberg. Rick’s a new steamfitting instructor with us here at BCIT. Before he embarked upon… Continue Reading →

the Guild Podcast – Starting My Business After Trades-School

Thanks for downloading the episode and taking the time to read the show notes. I really appreciate it. I had the privilege of sitting down with one our newest instructor hires and chat about his experience in apprenticeship and how… Continue Reading →

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