Last year, 192,500 skilled tradespeople made up nearly 10% of British Columbia’s total workforce.
Everyday, tradespeople keep our businesses, homes, city infrastructure, roads, water systems, and power grids running flawlessly.
On third Friday of September, we honor the men and women whose technical skills and hard work build our society. Today is National Tradesmen Day, a day dedicated to the individuals who keep our industries running strong. Today, we honor the tradespeople of Omega Mechanical.
ANTHONY, RED SEAL PLUMBER
“I do not have to worry about work – the trades industry has the best job security. Now that I have achieved my Interprovincial Red Seal I can take my career wherever I want – I am set for life and there are no limits“.
RUSS, RED SEAL PLUMBER
“Cliché but – the best part of my job is seeing the completed project when it’s all done. Like yeah, I helped build ALL that!”
JASON, APPRENTICE PLUMBER
“The best part of being a tradesman is working with all different types of people, in all different types of places. I hear that a lot… and it’s definitely true. I enjoy having a career that is high-energy, where I am constantly moving around and doing things.”
LUKE, RED SEAL PLUMBER
“Everyone has plumbing…and everyone needs a plumber! I enjoy having a career with purpose – we truly are essential workers. I take pride in having useful skills that can be applied to create solutions for others.
I also like the people. We all come from different walks of life, but that doesn’t stop us from being friends outside of work.”
CHARLIE, APPRENTICE PLUMBER
“I’m happy I chose a career in the trades because of the unforgettable experiences, the fulfilling work, and the great money!”
CHRIS, PROJECT MANAGER, RED SEAL PLUMBER
“There is a unique sense of accomplishment at the end of a hard day’s work when you can physically see the fruit of your labor in front of your eyes. In the trades, we are constructing buildings that will be monuments in our cities for years to come. It’s a great opportunity to work with such great like-minded individuals… but also people from many different walks of life. I’m glad I have had the opportunity to grow with one of the coolest companies around, Broadway-Omega.”
ANDY, RED SEAL PLUMBER
“As a tradesman I’m always working with a stable (awesome) income. No downtime, nothing to worry about. It doesn’t get much better than that!”
SIMON, APPRENTICE PLUMBER
“The best thing about trades?
It isn’t boring. There’s always something new to see; someone new to meet. Worksites can look completely different over night. My trade has given me a dynamic, engaging career where I can work hard to achieve the things I want.”