The Centre for Skills & Development is hosting a Skilled Trades Open House on Wednesday, May 14, 2014 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. Drop by 860 Harrington Court in Burlington to tour the construction, electrical and machine shops where pre-apprenticeship students spend the majority of their time learning through hands-on training. Meet the instructors and students, learn about the programs and enter a raffle to win prizes from Work Authority of Burlington and RONA. Click here to view a flyer for the event.
“The Open House provides a relaxed atmosphere for people to check out our programs,” said Kathy Mills, CAO, for The Centre for Skills Development & Training. “It’s the perfect opportunity to find out if a career in the trades might be the right fit. I encourage young people to come by with their friends and family or anyone interested in making a career change. I can tell you, our graduates are getting jobs!”
Displays and handouts will be available on the following Centre programs and partners:
- Home Renovation
- Industrial Millwright Mechanic/Machinist
- Women In Skilled Trades: Enhanced General Carpentry
- Get In Gear: Career Exploration for Youth (ages 17-30)
- Doorways Academic Upgrading
- Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program
With the Conference Board of Canada predicting that one million skilled trade workers will be needed by 2020, now is the time to explore this career path. The Centre’s programs run 22-26 weeks and include job search assistance to help program graduates get their first, ‘in-the-field’ paid position.
To find out more about The Centre’s programs, visit thecentre.on.ca, call 905-333-3499 x 121 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Centre for Skills Development & Training is a not-for-profit incorporated affiliate of the Halton District School Board with locations across Halton and in Mississauga. The Centre helps people at all stages of life get on a path to career success—from youth just starting out, to older workers who have been laid off; from newcomers to Canada who need to improve their workplace English, to people interested in the trades who need to build their technical skills; and from small business owners looking to hire staff, to large companies who need help developing and transitioning their workforce. Learn more at thecentre.on.ca.
For further information, please contact:
Ellen Faraday, Coordinator
Trades and Technology
Alex Fuller, Manager
Marketing and Communications