Students in grades 7 and 8 will welcome Angela Wilkins, from Skills Canada, to DGH on Tuesday, October 24th in the 3rd block. The purpose of the presentation is to provide information regarding the skilled trades to students as they prepare for high school. You can check out more at the Skills Canada website: a link to the Ontario specific website is below. This is a worthwhile career learning opportunity for our students.
There has been a great deal of discussion lately regarding the difficulty in obtaining enough skilled trade workers. As well, there is concern that there will not be enough skilled trade workers in the future. If you click on the link, you will also notice a push towards encouraging women to enter the trades.
Skills Canada is the organization which supports the always popular Cardboard Boat Race event each year! The purpose of the event is to provide students with an opportunity to “think outside the box” and demonstrate their hands-on abilities and critical thinking skills.