By becoming an ED Tech, you will be joining the Engineer family - a very diverse yet cohesive group of trades with loads of opportunity. The Engineer Branch is composed of 7 NCM trades, and 2 Officer classifications. ED Techs are one of 6 Construction trades who are in high demand both at Wings / Bases in Canada and on foreign deployments. The interesting thing about the ED Tech trade is a very very similar training to that required for a civilian journeyman qualification.
So the benefit here is that you are trained at a very high level, gain invaluable job experience, and then later in your military career have the ability to venture out into the cruel and exciting real world as a civilian Electrician, or make the best of it within the Engineer Branch. At the WO level, the 6 Construction trades feed into the Construction Superintendant Trade - a senior leader management type of trade.
Significant info on the Engineer Branch is available on the DWAN at:
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