My New Career

My name is Zhou and I am 22 years old. I am one of the lucky ones who was able to go to school for 6 years. After that, because my parents were not in good health, I had to drop school. I live with my parents and my brother. He is in high school now, and as my parents are not able to work, it is up to me to pay for his education. I have often found temporary jobs moving bricks on constructions sites in summer and earn a small amount of money. Other times, I would do some waitressing but I have very few opportunities.

I was the youngest when I joined the Husky Energy (now a member of the Cenovus group of companies) Tailoring program in May. I felt very nervous as this is the first time I’ve participated in any skills training. I was very active and attended the courses on time every day, so at the end of the training, I not only mastered this skill, but also completed all kinds of Tibetan clothes. After three months of training, I am proud to say that I successfully graduated in August.

I was looking for a job in tailoring, and I chanced upon a Tibetan clothing distribution dealer who was looking for a new staff member. I applied and got the position. After the internship period, I was paid 2,500 RMB (USD 393) a month. In the future, my salary will increased according to my work situation. My main job is to sew and cut all kinds of Tibetan clothes. I have been working for 4 months now. In the past 4 months, my skills have improved. Now my job and income are stable. I believe that my family’s life will also improve with my hard work, and I also hope to give my parents a better life.

Finally, I would like to thank the kind people who funded this project. With your help, I have learned this skill and now have a stable job.

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