During the week of Oct. 11-14, Sudbury Catholic Secondary students participated in the Trades & Tech events presented by Skills Ontario.
The Trades & Tech Truck is a mobile unit equipped with 10 different activities and simulators, allowing youth to explore skilled trades and technologies in an engaging and hands-on experience.
Sudbury Catholic continues to provide innovative experiential learning experiences throughout the year.
Experiential learning encourages students of all ages to participate in activities to develop transferable skills and help prepare them for the future.
Partnering with Skills Ontario allows the board to bring unique opportunities such as the Trades & Tech Truck directly to students and schools.
“The Trades & Tech Truck provides students with a safe and hands-on experience,” said Hayley Mackay, Trades & Tech Truck Driver with Skills Ontario.
“The truck is equipped with a welder simulator, heavy equipment simulator, painting simulator, electrical trainer, and several other interactive stations. Through this experience, we can help properly demonstrate the skilled trades and technologies, along with the message that they are viable, first choice career options.”
“I think these skills are important to know not only for academic purposes, but also in our day-to-day lives,” said Finlee, a Grade 10 student at Marymount Academy.
“Participating in Skills Ontario events is beneficial to show students what career options are out there, as well provide life skills that will be used outside of school.”
“The experience was very cool and realistic,” said Santino, Grade 10 student at St. Benedict Catholic Secondary School.
“It’s awesome to learn about the various career options and have an opportunity to try them out first- hand. I feel like I learned a lot at the Trades & Tech Truck.”