Introducing Chris Bosovich

In conversation with members of the BCSS Class of 2013.

BCSS grad Chris Bosovich

The apple didn’t fall far from the family tree when it came to Chris Bosovich. He’s a hard working young man who has an impressive resume even before his high school graduation.

He says he’s matured a lot at BCSS. “I am more accepting of people. I used to be kind of a wiener-head – to put it politely.”

Asked what he like to be when he grows up he said he’s not decided yet, but it would probably involve operating machinery.

He was on the school soccer team in grades 11 and 12. “In grade 12 I was captain of the team with Daniel Hoskin. I learned how to be a leader and how to take on certain responsibilities.”

He’s played hockey for 12 years, as goal tender for the last ten. “This taught me how to deal with situations under pressure, and how to control emotions,” Chris explained.

When asked to list his skills he replied, “I am pretty mechanically inclined. I can think for myself most of the time. I am pretty responsible when it comes to jobs. I operate quite a bit of heavy machinery working on the farm. Tractor, skidder, bulldozer and stuff like that.”

He plans to work either in the bush or as a ranch hand this summer.

Chris’ resume lists part-time work during the school year for Chris Robinson Contracting doing dry walling, framing, roofing and flooring.

He’s worked for his dad over the last four summers farming and operating heavy equipment. He’d often put in 10 or 12 hour days, sometimes seven days a week.

During the summer of 2010 he worked as a plumber’s helper at a local ranch where several houses were being built. “That taught me about using different tools smartly and efficiently.”

If that resume doesn’t impress you then the character reference from Career Councillor Pam Storie might just tip the scales. “Chris is a hard worker, she said during the exit interview. “He can get up and get the job done when it needs to be done.”

“I am pretty impressed with some of the things you have done,” she told him. “It’s not easy work sometimes and you still do it. This is a really good trait to have and you should be proud of it.”

But Chris will be the first to caution anyone thinking they might hire him into an office. “I am not an in-office kind of worker. Being outside is the only way to go in my mind. I like a job where I am always doing something. I grew up on a farm so I am not scared of labour work and getting my hands dirty.”

His long-term goal is to attend Olds College in Alberta for a degree in agricultural management or to take training as a heavy equipment operator. He got one thing on his bucket list for sure though – he wants to try his hand at an excavator one day.

 

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