Our district trade night, on the evening of January
27, was a huge success thanks to the many exhibitors and phenomenal interest
from our families.
350 parents and students were engaged in the stories of those working in the
trade and technology sectors. Education requirements, career pathways,
workplace culture, benefits and lifestyle considerations were among the many
topics of conversations heard around the room.
“Speaker Spotlight,” many were eager to learn about how gaining skills in the
trades can lead to rewarding and financially stable, if not lucrative, careers.
our pleasure to host many small and large businesses, trade workers,
firefighters, trade organizations and post-secondary institutions. They all
showcased fascinating career options from work in the film industry to working
in the marine sector, from working with concrete to working as an architect,
from automotive and motorcycle mechanics to fashion, makeup design and
horticulture. Demos ranged from hands-on to virtual reality.
was on hand to answer questions related to apprenticeship options and programs
found in our district – Explore the Trades, Youth Train in Trades, and Work in
Trades. A number of our excellent Work Experience Facilitators were there to
discuss the WEX (work experience) programs, which are offered in all high
had some great feedback from parents and students who mentioned the information
gathered was valuable and included a well-rounded, inclusive panel of
exhibitors. Students appreciated the opportunity to sign up for tours of
businesses and get involved in hands-on experiences.
appears that there is quite the appetite for trade and technology education in
our community. Feel free to reach out to your school career teachers and work