Hello! First post here. Looking for some input/advice. I passed my CPI here back in 2017, but got sucked back into the ‘well paying’ world of IT (comfort zone I guess). I’ve been an IT Product Manager for over 10 years and it paid for my life and home. My family has always been in the trades - ‘get a good office job they said’, so I did…but I’ve always wanted to be an inspector or building project manager and such I always strived to learn on my own time.
Fast-forward - COVID has made me realize that no amount of money is worth sinking your life away on Zoom meetings all day. So I’m back toward getting re-certified as I never completed my year-1 follow up courses, currently working on my mock inspections.
I guess my question is, how do I go about my next steps? Should I look to apprentice with someone (I’m in Montréal btw). Should I spend my savings on buying gear, upgrading my vehicle now and go all in? Montreal specifically is red-hot, I have no doubt in my ability to be able to successful in this industry and in this city- but the leap is huge for me and I definitely need on-site practical experience, wondering how to approach this part of the journey.
Any advice is welcome.