BCSS graduating student Jordan Beck is hoping to land a spot in the Canadian Armed Forces as an infantry foot soldier after secondary school. He feels his love of the outdoors —dirt biking, hunting, fishing and snowmobiling— coupled with a inclination to work with his hands make this a good path to take following graduation.
He says it’s something he’s wanted to do every since he was little. His plans are to enlist for a five-year tour.
Last summer he gained a lot of experience helping David Corbett construct a new house near Bridesville. “I prefer to learn hands-on rather than sitting in a classroom and learning from books,” Jordan told Pam Storie during his exit interview.
After his military contract is up, Jordan would like to find a full-time job with benefits in anything mechanical or working with machinery. His favourite classes at BCSS were mechanics, wood and metal shop. He is hoping to work at Miller Springs this summer. HIs job last summer gave him experience in running machinery such as dirt packers, backhoes, tractors and wood working power tools. Jordan lives on a 38.4-hectare (95-acre) farm near Bridesville. His family moved to the Boundary five years ago.
He says the dedication to the students by the teachers at BCSS stands out in his mind as a highlight of the school.
Jordan said if he is not accepted right away into the Armed Forces, his back-up plan is to find employment in something mechanical. Storie encouraged him to pursue those interests in the classroom as well.