Martin Couture Explains How he Turned a Passion Into a Career!
What made you decide to pursue a career in the skilled trades?
One word: passion!
When I was young, I was already a technician and I fixed all my unmanned toys. Now I really enjoy helping my friends fix their cars and helping customers resolve their car problems. When I see the customer’s satisfaction, I feel something special! I love it!
What field do you work in and what do you enjoy the most about your job?
I’m an Audi technician and I have many years of experience in this field. I enjoy sharing my skills and helping my coworkers. I feel that teamwork is really important!
Audi mechanics are very complex therefore we must be thorough, precise and patient. I also feel that I am continuously learning new technologies which keeps my job exciting.
What skills are required to be successful in this field?
Being resourceful, smart, patient, methodical, organized, open minded, persistent and professional are all necessary qualitites for this job. Possessing very good electrical skills is also very important.
Do you have any mentors or people that have encouraged and inspired you throughout your career?
Formula one engineers and technicians have inspired me a lot. I strive to be the best at what I do.