Successful Careers in the Trades event held at St. Charles
Workforce Planning Hamilton was pleased to partner with VPI working solutions, and St. Charles Adult Education Centre to present the Careers in the Trade event on Monday, March 4/19.
The event took place to share information on apprenticeship programs and to encourage students and others to explore careers in the trades.
Elementary and high school students and members of the community networked with employers such as Walters, ACS Valves and Canadian Tire.
Training programs were well represented by organizations such as Mohawk College, Threshold School of Building and Bruno's School of Hair Design.
Those attending heard three presentations. Jamie McMillan, the founder of Journeyman, an organization that promotes women in the skilled trades spoke about her experiences as an ironworker.
Angelo Cosco, Associate Dean, Marshall School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship at Mohawk spoke about training opportunities.
And last, but certainly not least...Judy Travis, Executive Director, Workforce Planning Hamilton shared details about the growing need for skilled trades people in construction, manufacturing and the motive industries.
Congratulations to all the organizers on a successful event!