September 18th, 2012
Carpenters Union opens drywall apprenticeship training school in Sudbury, Ontario
At the end of every weekend for eight weeks straight Robert Rapp packed his bags, said goodbye to his wife Pam and two young children Jake and Bobbie, and made the 4.5-hour drive from his home in Sturgeon Falls, Ontario to Ottawa.
His long trek was to the Ottawa Walls and Ceiling Training Centre where Rapp took classes Mondays to Fridays to complete his drywall apprenticeship training.
Being that far from home five days a week wasn’t easy. Finding room and board on a small fixed budget rarely is. Back in Sturgeon Falls his wife had her hands full taking care of the kids. Life apart was challenging for both of them.
Rapp completed his final classes earlier this February and got his journeyman papers in March.
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