Student Spotlight: Donathon Green, Carpentry Program

Donathon GreenName: Donathon Green
District Program: Carpentry
Future Aspirations: To get an apprenticeship with an established Construction Company.  I want to save so that I can buy my own house and one day have a family.

Donathon is a Grade 12 Clayton Heights student who has been selected for the District Career Program for Carpentry. We recently sat down and had a Q & A period.

When did you start to consider entering the district partnership program?

I started thinking about it in grade 10 when I was at Guildford Park Secondary.  I liked that it was a free program for anyone who wanted to get ahead in life.  Plus, if you change your mind on your future career goals you still have a new skill you can utilize and fall back on.

What made you choose the carpentry district partnership program?

I like building things to showcase my talent.  I like the practicality of carpentry, I can build houses and renovate my own home one day.

What does your district program entail?

I’ll be leaving Clayton Heights when semester 1 is finished and will begin the Foundations/Level 1 Carpentry program which is being held at both Guildford Park Secondary and during the month of May I will be attending Kwantlen Polytechnic University.

What does it feel like to be graduating early?

I just got use to high school and don’t really want to leave yet, but it’s worth it as I’ll be on track to a better future. When my friends are just finishing high school I will already have completed the first year apprenticeship technical training for Carpentry (Level 1 Technical Training Equivalency).

What is your favourite part of being in the district partnership program?

It saves me a lot of money and gives me duel credits towards high school and college. I like that I will be with people who want to learn just as much as I do.

Who in your life has most influenced you?

My dad – he works hard all day every day to support his family.

What would you tell someone who is looking at going into a district partnership program?

Apply before it’s too late because spots are limited and there are a lot of people who want to get in.  It’s a really good choice for anybody that wants to get part of their college paid for.

We wish Donathon a huge congratulations and look forward to updates on how he’s doing in the program!  Good Luck Donathon!

3 thoughts on “Student Spotlight: Donathon Green, Carpentry Program

  1. M. England January 17, 2014 / 11:40 am

    Atta boy Donathon! Good luck! Hope you have a great experience!

  2. Cathy Gutkowski January 20, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    That would be Ms. G who just left that comment 🙂

  3. Cathy Gutkowski January 20, 2014 / 12:59 pm

    Wow Donathan! I love how focussed you are. You are going to have a great experience!

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