Indigenization Student Success Story
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.”