The Lambton Kent and St. Clair Catholic district school boards are co-hosting an "Experience the Trades" event on November 14-15 at the Chatham-Kent John D. Bradley Convention Centre, along with other local school boards and the Municipality of Chatham-Kent, to showcase careers in apprenticeable trades. This event is made possible as part of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program.
Students in Grades 7-12 from participating LKDSB and St. Clair Catholic schools will be attending to learn about careers in areas such as construction, industrial, motive and service-type skilled trades. Parents/guardians and students are invited to attend a special evening session on Wednesday, November 14 from 5:30-7:30 p.m.
“The Experience the Trades event allows students to connect directly with skilled tradespeople to discuss the diversity of career pathways,” said Director Jim Costello. “This unique event offers students and parents/guardians an opportunity to explore a variety of professions in a hands-on environment.”
“This is an important event for students as, along with their parents, they begin to plan their future pathways to education and employment,” says Deb Crawford, Director of Education. “We are pleased to work together with our community partners in industry and the trades to bring together a variety of career options for our students to discover.”
Parents/guardians and students will have the opportunity to engage with local organizations to learn about educational opportunities, employment, supports and programs related to future careers in the trades. No registration is required.
Members of the media are welcome to attend.