Skills Ontario igniting curiosity in skilled trades at summer camps

Ontario Construction News staff writer

Skills Ontario is hosting a series of summer camps across the province to grow interest in skilled trades careers.

The week-long day program for kids entering grades 7 to 9 runs during the months of July and August, from Monday to Friday, 9 am to 4 pm.

Through hands-on activities relevant to the skilled trades, campers develop communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

It’s an opportunity for Skills Ontario counselors and industry/college professionals to introduce youth to a variety of topics in the industrial, construction, motive power, service, and technology sectors; they explore careers in skilled trades through interactive games, industry tours and entrepreneurship programs.

skills ontario campsCamps are facilitated in partnership with colleges, industries and community volunteers who are committed to giving the campers an outstanding hands-on experience. Registration fees are $250+tax per camper, and can be completed by selecting the ‘register’ button below next to each camp in the chart below.

“Our camps provide a fantastic opportunity to add an educational twist to summer vacations,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario. “Campers participate in hands-on workshops led by Skills Ontario counsellors and industry professionals, exploring a range of topics in industrial, construction, motive power, service and technology sectors.”

Next week’s camps are planned for the following sites:

  • Sheridan College – Davis Campus
  • Centennial College – AshtonBee Campus
  • Confederation College- Thunder Bay Campus
  • Humber College- North Campus
  • Mohawk College- Stoney Creek Campus
  • St. Lawrence College – Kingston Campus

Fore more information, including availability and how to register, click here.


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