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Teens trade a week of summer for a trades introduction

Students going into Grades Seven and Eight are exploring a future career in the skilled trades and technologies this week at the Skills Work! Summer Camp in Sudbury.
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The Skills Work! Summer Camp sponsored by Hydro One and Cambrian College gives young people the chance to try out various trades and see how their put into practice. File photo.
Students going into Grades Seven and Eight are exploring a future career in the skilled trades and technologies this week at the Skills Work! Summer Camp in Sudbury.

Sponsored by Hydro One and Cambrian College, the camp introduces young people to many aspects of trades work, giving them the chances to participate in skilled trades workshops, industry tours, meet local mentors and learn more about a career path in the skilled trades.

The week includes a tour of the college; workshops in renewable energy, electrical, art and design, carpentry, and automotive; as well as games and entrepreneurship activities.

“The goal of the Skills Work! Summer Camps is to introduce these young campers to a range of career possibilities. The camp is all about making discoveries and learning new skills,” says Charlene Bishop, summer camp manager at Skills Ontario.

Skills Ontario is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting the skilled trades and technologies as viable first-choice career options for Ontario youth.



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