Andrew Christensen - 20
I chose a career in the skilled trades because I feel that I am better suited for this type of work and environment, as opposed to sitting at a desk in an office setting. I like to be on my feet, working with my hands and building something. I chose welding as my future career because I find this field to be challenging mentally and physically.
My career goal is to work as a pressure welder or to have my own welding rig and weld on the pipeline. I got involved with Skills Canada competitions when I took my first level of welding and my instructor selected me to compete in a regional competition. This journey has led me to compete at the upcoming 2017 WorldSkills Competition.
His biggest inspiration is his mother who has taught him to have a strong work ethic and keep a level head.
I consider continuous learning to be the most important Essential Skill to succeed as a welder. During my training, I am always trying to perfect my skills and learn how to do things differently to improve these.
Skills BC Provincial Competition 2016
Skills Canada National Competition 2016, Qualified as Team Canada 2017 Prospect
WorldSkills Team Canada Trials: Thompson Rivers University, January 26-28, 2017
WorldSkills Australia Global Skills Challenge
Guest competitor, Team UK Selection event : Manchester, March 29-April 1, 2017