Out the door with the desk
There’s no thoughts of sitting behind a desk for a career for Taylor Tschumper.
Being outdoors, in nature and working with his hands fits his career goals much better.
That’s why the Gateway Arboriculture/Urban Forestry program student likes what he’s doing so much – because there’s so much to like, he says.
“I like the fact that we’ve been outside and that much of what we’re doing is hands on. I can’t stress that enough – the program and career is very nature-oriented.
“On another level, it’s an incredible feeling to be working with something that can be twice your age.”
Taylor says Gateway is preparing him well for his career through a mixture of training in real-world situations as well as bringing in industry experts to offer advice and guidance.
“It’s incredible. We have had real-world work experience, our Gateway instructor is very knowledgeable and patient, and some big names from the industry have come in to work with us,” says Taylor.