Chezzeray Alphonse


Indigenization Student Success Story

Chezzeray Alphonse


Chezzeray Alphonse: 27, Tsilhqot’in Nation.

A Carpentry Apprenticeship Level 4, 2015 graduate and a Construction Craft Worker Peer Mentor at Okanagan College last year (2015-2016).

Red Seal Journeyman.


When asked what inspired him to complete his apprenticeship with Okanagan College, Chezzeray’s reply was, “My uncle was a carpenter and I learned a few skills under his guidance. I wanted to learn a skill, to learn everything about the trade and give it my all. I had heard that the carpentry program at the College had a great reputation and a high success rate in passing the Interprovincial Red Seal exams. It was an easy choice.