By Jennifer Kinakin, District Career Coordinator
In early July, the North Vancouver School District partnered with the Construction Foundation of British Columbia and SkilledTradesBC to offer 16 students, ages 9-12, a free Discovery Trades Summer Camp.
The goal of the camp was to encourage young minds to explore the world of trades while building fun projects and learning new skills.
Over four days, students learned about the trades industry and collaboratively explored five skilled trades.
Service Operations Manager Roger Stangl led students on a “behind the scenes tour” of Sutherland Secondary, where students learned about the school’s building operations systems.
Students also learned about various skilled trades’ career opportunities and completed creative projects using skills from the carpentry, electrical, piping, sheet metal and concrete trades.
The entire experience was engaging and left students feeling accomplished!
Special thanks goes to both Lisa Scott of the Construction Foundation of BC for leading the activities and Kathleen Scott of SkilledTradesBC for her collaborative efforts.
In addition, the school district would like to thank all who helped to make this camp a success, either through volunteering or sponsorship, including Save-On-Foods, Real Canadian Superstore, Nedco, BC Centre for Women in the Trades (BCCWITT), International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW), Standard Building Supplies, IPEX, BC Tradeswomen, and the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC).