Kaitlin Singer, Direct entry Automotive Service Technician

From Tattoos and a Toddler to Auto Service Technician

Kailin and her tools of the trade happy to be a registered apprentice with NSAA
Kailin and her tools of the trade happy to be a registered apprentice with NSAA

Kaitlin Singer was a tattoo artist and a mom to a toddler – working at the airport to make ends meet – when COVID-19 upended her life and started her on a completely new career path. 

Kaitlin was laid off from her airport job last spring when the pandemic shut down travel. She immediately began looking for work with more reliable hours and benefits, which is when she discovered the Office to Advance Women Apprentices.  

“I knew I didn’t want to work in an office environment as I am too hands on for that,” Kaitlin says. “I contacted Daphne at the Office to Advance Women Apprentices and I have not looked back.”

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A Career in Cars in my Community

Kaitlin says the office was extremely helpful in helping her plan for her future. , 

“Daphne took time to learn all about me and my life,” Kaitlin says. “She had me do some research too, as I was very interested in the auto sector and starting an apprenticeship in my local area. We worked together on my resume and made a plan.

“Daphne worked with my employer SB TireCraft to understand their needs and goals and she linked us up.”

Kaitlin working on Tire

The office also worked with the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency to help navigate a wage subsidy for SB TireCraft to hire women looking for new apprenticeships in the skilled trades. 

 “I am so excited to have started this journey towards my Red Seal in automotive service technician and have found my dream job in the community where I live and love,” says Kaitlin.

Red Seal is a Good Deal

Find out how you can find employment in the skilled trades by registering with the Office to Advance Women Apprentices. Get in touch. We’re here to help! 

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