Desmond Thomas- Journeyman Pipefitter

After Trade Winds the AIT Exam was a “walk in the park” because I was well prepared”- Desmond Thomas

Desmond Thomas graduated from the Edmonton Trade Winds Pipefitter program in May 2011, and as of March 2017, he has been a journeyman pipe fitter for about 2 years.

Desmond first heard about the Trade Winds program while in rehabilitation and was encouraged by his counselor to apply. Before this, Desmond was employed doing stucco.

In the program, Desmond found the Alberta Apprenticeship and Industry Training entrance exam to be a “walk in the park,” because he had been well prepared for it.

He also expressed that this experience had prepared him to enter the trades and has given him valued friendships with his classmates and instructors. Desmond says that this program has changed his life substantially; the high income as a pipe fitter has provided a better quality of life for him and his family. He is also the first in his family to complete a trades apprenticeship and will be a role model for the next generations.

After becoming a journeyman, Desmond now has the opportunity to move onto quality control, supervision, and etc.

Keep it up Desmond!