Skilled Trades virtual event Dec. 2

Parents/guardians and students invited to learn about planning for apprenticeship at virtual event on Dec. 2
Posted on 11/23/2021
On Thursday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m., parents/guardians and students in Grades 7-12 can learn about preparing for a career in the skilled trades at an interactive virtual session presented by the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). Participants in High School Planning for the Skilled Trades – Let’s Get Started!, will learn about apprenticeship pathways and have the opportunity to ask questions about how to explore a career in the trades while in high school.

Along with SCDSB cooperative education and guidance leads, this Facebook Live presentation will feature Jamie McMillan, a Journeyman Ironworker and Boilermaker who is passionate about promoting the opportunities available to young people through the skilled trades.

“Students today have more opportunities than ever to get involved in the skilled trades,” says McMillan. Thanks to the SCDSB’s courses and programs, students can get a head start on their apprenticeship. 

“We want families to understand that when students are keen to prove themselves valuable to employers, an apprenticeship can start as early as Grade 11 through a high school co-op placement,” states Elaine McLachlin, SCDSB Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) Coordinator.

The virtual presentation will include information about the skilled trades as well as a question and answer segment. Participants are invited to submit questions in advance. 

To virtually attend the presentation, visit the SCDSB Facebook page at 7 p.m. on Dec. 2.

Elaine McLachlin
OYAP Coordinator
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Justin van Diepen
Resource Teacher - Cooperative Education and SHSM
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