Ontario Construction News staff writer
Mohawk College recently hosted Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board (HWDSB) elementary teachers for a day-long “exploring the trades” educator, conducted by Honour the Work, an organization that promotes skilled trades education.
Hamilton-Stoney Creek MPP Neil Lumsden and Flamborough—Glanbrook MPP Donna Skelly joined HWDSB teachers while they tried plumbing, masonry, electrical, and gear activities.
Panelists Kerry Manahi and Anna Somogyi of Cooper Equipment Rentals Limited, and Mohawk faculty Cali Chorkawy shared insights about skilled trades career paths.
“We can transform perceptions about the skilled trades through hands-on experiences and learning directly from individuals who are in these careers,” said an Honour the Work spokesperson.
Honour the Work is a one-stop hub to connect Canadians to meaningful careers in the skilled trades. We serve to help break the cycle of false narratives: who pursues the skilled trades, why they do it, and what skills are needed.
Click the link to watch a video of the event.