Growing up in Haines Junction Andrew Power brought home so many broken machines from the dump his parents ran out of room to store them.
“I always found satisfaction in teaching myself to take things apart and rebuild them,” said Andrew. “That’s why I enrolled in the Heavy Equipment Technician program at Yukon College. The Entrance Award Scholarship covered tuition and helped with the costs of moving to Whitehorse.”
Andrew enjoyed the practical shop experience most of all.
“I learn best by actually doing it. Heavy Equipment Technician is half theory and half practical. We spend the morning in the classroom and we’re in the shop all afternoon.”
Andrew is currently a tire technician at Kal Tire, but his goal is to one day own private shop and work on small engines, vehicles and heavy-duty mechanics.