Photo: Leshan Patterson at the Herzing College Skilled Trades campus
Updated January, 2021.
Leshan Patterson never intended to pursue a career in the skilled trades. He went to university and earned a degree in Bio-medical Science, before realizing he wasn't on the right career path.
Leshan started researching other options, and discovered he was a perfect fit to become an electrician. He enrolled in the Combined Electrician and Network Cabling Technology Program at Herzing, and never looked back.
Now, he's graduated from the program, and just been hired as an Electrician Apprentice with Micromaster Pioneers - a Toronto company that delivers residential and commercial electrical services.
We interviewed Leshan to find out what he thought of Herzing's training, and what he's up to at his new job. He gave us an inside look at what it's like to go back to school, and take a chance on a new career path.
Here are the highlights from our conversation.