Tuesday, November 4 from 5:30 – 8:00 pm
860 Harrington Court, Burlington
The Centre for Skills Development & Training is hosting a Skilled Trades Open House on Tuesday, November 4, 2014 from 5:30 – 8:00 p.m. Drop by 860 Harrington Court in Burlington to tour the construction, electrical and machine shops where pre-apprenticeship students spend over 70 per cent of their time learning through hands-on training. Meet the instructors, learn about the programs and explore career options.
“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. The skilled trades industry is booming and our graduates are getting jobs!”
Displays and handouts will be available on the following Centre programs and partners:
- Home Renovation
- Industrial Millwright Mechanic/Machinist
- Network Cabling
- Women In Skilled Trades: Enhanced General Carpentry
- Get In Gear: Career Exploration for Youth (ages 17-30)
- Doorways Academic Upgrading
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 22-29 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.
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For further information, please contact:
Ellen Faraday, Coordinator
Trades and Technology
Alex Fuller, Manager
Marketing and Communications