Jarrod Thompson – Seabird Island Band
Heavy Mechanical Trades Foundation | University of the Fraser Valley
Keegan Combes Memorial Bursary Award Recipient
My name is Jarrod Thompson. I’m from Seabird Island Band. I finished my Dogwood in three months so that I could get into the Heavy Duty Mechanic program at the University of the Fraser Valley. I chose the career of being a Heavy Duty Mechanic to be able to help people when their equipment or trucks are broken down, either on side of the highway or on the job site. I love being able to fix problems with the proper tools and knowledge, as I love problem solving and working with my hands. This is a great opportunity in my life for a change and to have a career.
“I’m very thankful for the bursary. It will help out while I’m going to school. Every thing helps, especially for me and my family. Thanks.”