Q&A with Heavy Duty Mechanic Sweg Minhas

Sweg Minhas is a Level 1 Heavy Duty Mechanic from Chilliwack, B.C. Growing up around big machinery, Sweg has always been interested in how things work. He merges his critical thinking with hands-on applications in all facets of life.

Sweg Minhas

Sweg Minhas is a Level 1 Heavy Duty Mechanic from Chilliwack, B.C. Growing up around big machinery, Sweg has always been interested in how things work. He merges his critical thinking with hands-on applications in all facets of life. When he’s not working on vehicles, you can find Sweg pursuing Jiu Jitsu and boxing in his free time. For Sweg, a combination of using his head and his hands is what makes a career in the trades the right fit. 

Q: Where are you from?

I am from Chilliwack, British Columbia.

Q: What trade and level are you currently in?

I am doing heavy duty mechanics level 1 and going for level 2 in January 2020.

Q: Describe what you enjoy most about the trades.

The thing I love most about the trades is that I can apply skilled trades to my life outside of work, as the versatility of mechanical principles allows me to work on my own vehicles at home.

Q: What inspired you to pursue a career in the trades?

I have always had an interest in heavy equipment, and since my dad works for the railway, I have always been exposed to big machinery. 

Q: What do you love doing in your spare time?

I am a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu fighter and a boxer in my free time.

Q: Where do you see yourself in 10 years from now?

In 10 years, I see myself holding a Red Seal certification in Commercial Transport, as well as getting into commercial vehicle inspecting—maybe even opening my own shop.

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