Teachers experienced ‘a day in the trades’
On Wednesday, October 14, 2015, teachers from all eight secondary schools participated in a day of skilled trades workshops at Loyalist College. This was generously sponsored by the W. Garfield Weston Foundation. Teacher Trades Day Newsletter (pdf)
Teachers of the Student Success, Careers, and Co-op programs, along with in-school Special Education heads and Guidance counsellors discovered the variety of career opportunities that are available to students who are interested in the skilled trades.
After learning about the programs offered by Loyalist College, the job outlook for graduates, and the numeracy involved, the teachers then participated in many hands-on experiences.
Teachers signed up for three different workshop sessions including Automotive, Construction, Electrical, Precision Machining, Surveying and Welding.
According to organizer and curriculum coordinator Erna Sorensen, this event was a worthwhile experience for educators to become more familiar with the apprenticeship pathway, particularly to see the range of opportunities in the trades for students.
Kerry Donnell, Communications Officer, 613-966-1170 or 1 800 267-4350, extension 2354, [email protected]