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Three hundred students exploring skilled trades at networking eventNovember 6, 2017 Category: NewsBack to News Page

​Young women in Grades 9 to 12 from across Simcoe County will explore skilled trades and meet with tradeswomen from the community at a Skills Work for Women Networking event on Nov. 7.

The Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB), through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), receives special project funding through the Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development (MAESD).

“This event promotes non-traditional trades to female students to show them the strong and viable career choices available,” says Sarah Kekewich, OYAP Coordinator. “The Skills Work for Women Networking event provides students with the opportunity to network with female mentors through workshops and activities.”

The event runs from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort and Conference Centre located at 56015 Highway 89 in Alliston.

The OYAP is a school-to-work transition program that promotes student success by opening the door for students to explore and work in apprenticeship occupations. OYAP, which is available in all secondary schools through the Cooperative Education program, provides students with the opportunity to become registered apprentices and work towards becoming certified journeypersons in a skilled trade while completing the requirements for their Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD).

OYAP is available to all full-time students who are at least 16 years old with 16 or more high school credits.

Sarah Kekewich, OYAP Coordinator
705-734-6363 x11342 or