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  • Keywords
    • Professional memoir,
    • Education memoir,
    • Skilled trades,
    • Apprenticeships,
    • Finding a job as an immigrant,
    • Career advice for new Canadians,
    • Lante-Djan

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Learning a Skill or Undergoing Apprenticeship
A Practical Guide
by James Lamptey

The primary aim of this book is to shed light on the vital role of technical and vocational courses in schools and their potential to lead to apprenticeships and ultimately secure better job opportunities for youth. The modern world is rapidly evolving, with technology advancing at an unprecedented pace. As a result, the job market is becoming increasingly competitive, demanding diverse skills and expertise. Our education system must adapt to these changes and equip students with the knowledge and skills to thrive professionally. Technical and vocational courses have often been undervalued or overlooked in favour of traditional academic pathways. However, they are the cornerstone of a well-rounded and adaptable education system. These courses provide students with practical skills and instill a strong work ethic, problem-solving abilities, and a keen understanding of industry-specific demands. My book will explore the significance of technical and vocational education, offering a comprehensive overview of the benefits it can provide. The book discusses how courses can lead to apprenticeships, an invaluable bridge between education and the job market. Apprenticeships allow students to gain hands-on experience, develop their skills, and establish a solid foundation for a promising career. The book serves as a guide and source of inspiration for youth, students, and parents, encouraging them to consider the many opportunities available through technical and vocational education. By focusing on these courses, we can empower our youth to make informed decisions about their future and embark on a path to secure better job prospects and a brighter tomorrow.

“This book is a game-changer for anyone looking to excel in their chosen field. It beautifully captures the essence of apprenticeship and skill-building, offering practical advice and real-world insights.” – James Lamptey, Mechanical Serviceperson Advocate.

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James Lamptey is the author of Learning a Skill or Undergoing Apprenticeship, a work that draws from my extensive experience and expertise in masonry and Mechanical Serviceperson. Born in Ghana in 1961, my life journey has been shaped by a relentless pursuit of knowledge and the cultivation of practical skills that have propelled me towards a fulfilling career. My story is of passion for hands-on learning, dedication to mastering the crafts of Masonry and Mechanical/Electronics, and an unwavering commitment to empowering others to embark on a similar path. My early years were marked by the recognition that obtaining valuable skills through apprenticeships or skilled trade education could be the key to securing employment opportunities in a competitive world. This realization served as the cornerstone of my lifelong learning journey to retirement. In pursuing knowledge, I embarked on the apprenticeship journey and began a remarkable transformation. My roles have marked my professional career as a Masonry and Mechanical serviceperson. My dual expertise in these fields has allowed me to navigate diverse challenges and contribute to various projects, each of which has enriched my knowledge and insight. This wealth of practical experience sets me apart as an authority in masonry, mechanical, and electronics. My professional journey lies in my unwavering enthusiasm for acquiring hands-on experience and continuously developing my skills. My enthusiasm for these principles shines through in my writing, where I impart invaluable knowledge, insights, and guidance to readers who aspire to follow a similar path. As an author, I seek to bridge the gap between theory and practice, offering readers a window into learning skilled trade or undergoing Apprenticeship, enriched by my experiences and the wisdom gained from my career. This book is a valuable resource for aspiring tradespeople, students, and anyone interested in understanding these trades and their opportunities.


James Lamptey

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