Heavy Mechanical Student Overcomes and Gives Back

Selkirk College Provides the Right Support for Success


As a residential school survivor, Selkirk College student Running Wolf has dealt with numerous challenges as a result of a difficult start in life. With wisdom gained and determination a constant source of energy, the recent Heavy Mechanical Foundation Program graduate is committed to making a difference.

As he wrapped up the nine-month trades foundation program in early May, Running Wolf took time to head to Kelowna to volunteer his newly developed skills on a project that helps those who can’t afford proper vehicle maintenance. Put on by the Trinity Baptist Church as a community project, Car Care provided a free full safety inspection and oil change for 32 recipients.

Running Wolf

Recent Selkirk College Heavy Mechanical Program graduate Running Wolf returned to school after a life filled with challenges as a result of the former residential school system. Having completed the first year of a four-year Red Seal education process, the Nelson resident is determined to make a difference.

“In my culture, I was raised with the importance of giving back,” says Running Wolf. “Everything that you have, you give back to show your appreciation. It’s very important to me. This was just one way I could do that and use what I have learned at Selkirk College.”

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