The cover letter example below is that of a mechanical trades instructor. The applicant started the cover letter by stating his excitement for this new position and by drawing attention to his background, although he does not specify it (probably it is mentioned in more detail in his resume). Based on his background, he maintained a working knowledge of the industry, which would allow him to provide to his students comprehensive instruction, together with hands on experience. He concluded the first paragraph by stating that as a mechanical trades instructor, he will be able to bring skill, insight and expertise to motivate students in the classroom. In the second paragraph, the applicant listed a few of the classes that he taught, including Trade Calculations, Applied Physics, Hydronics Therory, Plumbing Theory and Gas Fitting Theory. He concluded his cover letter by reiterating his interest to join the organization.
(Hiring Manager's Name)
(City, State, Zip)
Dear (Hiring Manager's Name):
Thank you for allowing me to present myself as a candidate for the position of Mechanical Trades Instructor, a prospect about which I am very excited. Given my background, I can understand the need for an Instructor who maintains a working knowledge of the industry and can effectively transfer that knowledge to students through comprehensive instruction and hands on experience. What this means for you is that as Mechanical Trades Instructor I can bring the skill, insight, and expertise to motivate students in the classroom.
As a Mechanical Trades Instructor for the past six years I have led up to 5 classes per intake with 24 students per intake and 5 intakes a year covering topics such as Trade Calculations, Applied Physics, Hydronics Theory, Plumbing Theory and Gas Fitting Theory. My dedication to the industry partnered with my ability to mentor new instructors makes me an ideal candidate for the position.
I would welcome the opportunity to meet with you to further discuss how my strengths would fit into your institution. Thank you for your consideration. I look forward to hearing from you soon.