I chose Landscape Gardening as a career because I love being outdoors, and I find it incredibly amazing to take a piece of land and transform it into a beautiful, functional space. This particular trade appeals to me because it allows me to be creative and work with a variety of different materials and plants. Also, I enjoy the physical aspect of the work and the sense of accomplishment that comes with completing a project. The job keeps me active and engaged. I find it incredibly rewarding to see the transformation of the project. My career goals are to continue to learn and grow as a person in landscaping. I hope to become a master in my trade and, most importantly, I want to be my father’s successor.
My teacher Patrick Lalonde got me involved in skills competitions, and the whole experience is mind blowing. When I learned that I will be competing at WorldSkills Lyon 2024, I felt happy and confident. I feel the biggest challenge there will be time and the other competitors. I already know it’s going to be really intense.
The best advice I’ve ever received is: It’s not the destination, it’s the journey. Enjoy it!
Skills for Success
The most important skills in my training and during the competitions have been communication, collaboration, creativity and innovation, and problem solving.