WHITEHORSE— At 38 years old, Richard McLeod is finally enrolled in the program he was looking for when he was 18.
“I was a backyard mechanic with my dad, so I’ve always wanted to be a heavy equipment technician,” said McLeod, a student in Yukon College’s Heavy Equipment Technician (HET) Pre-Apprenticeship Program. “It was definitely something
I searched for when I finished high school. I’m happy to have the chance now, and I think it’s a great opportunity for younger people too.”
The program is currently being offered at the College’s Dawson City campus, in a mobile trailer that travels between community campuses to facilitate opportunities like this – an 18-week pre-apprenticeship that will give McLeod a head start in the trade.