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Understanding the Skill in Skilled Trades

Trades PD

Trades PD is a professional development series to support local guidance counsellors in advising students about the benefits and pathways to a career in the skilled trades. See below for upcoming events!

Fri Oct 6, 2023 @ Conestoga College and TMMC

Where: Conestoga College, 25 Reuter Dr., Cambridge and Toyota Motor Manufacturing, 1055 Fountain St N, Cambridge

When: 9:30AM - 2PM (lunch provided)

: Learn about skilled trades and pathways at Conestoga's new Reuter campus, the largest trades training centre in the province, and then see high-tech trades in action at TMMC, one of our Region's largest employers

Requirements: Own transportation between locations (carpooling encouraged)

Sign up by: Sept 28, 2023 at noon

Fri Dec 15 @ Answer Precision Technologies

Where: Answer Precision Technologies

When: 10AM - 1PM (lunch provided)

: Learn about skilled trades careers and pathways at Answer Precision Technologies, a world-class manufacturing technology centre

: steel-toed footwear (toe caps are acceptable)

Sign up by: November 30, 2023

Fri May 31, 2024 @ Enbridge

Where: Enbridge, 603 Kumpf Rd, Waterloo

When: 10AM - 1:30PM (lunch provided)

: Learn about skilled trades careers and pathways at Enbridge, a major provincial employer, and experience the trades yourself through hands-on activities

: CSA approved steel-toed footwear (green and orange tags)

Sign up by: May 15, 2024

This event series is sponsored by Staebler Insurance:

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