I know that to excel in any trade you must start from the bottom either as a laborer/helper. I've been here in fort mac for 1 year and have been trying to get companies to hire me as as a laborer/helper, but no luck. I do work at CNRL for one of the contractors a a laborer (I recieve and inventory electrical parts) and have been trying "to get my foot in the door" but it seems like none of the companies i've come across are willing to give me an opportunity. I just signed up for the Pre-employment electrician course at SAIT and keep hearing that " the course is a complete waste of money" which has a bit of truth to it because if i can get someone to hire me, i can save 5000. I'm really stuck and need a bit of direction, can anybody out there help me??