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Skilled trades week encourages youth to discover potential pathways

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Skilled trades week encourages youth to discover potential pathways

TORONTO — This week is National Skilled Trade and Technology Week (NSTTW), an annual celebration created by Skills Canada that aims to promote and host awareness raising events around the many career opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies in Canada.

Over the week, Skills Ontario will be hosting a social media celebration recognizing the five sectors of the skilled trades and technologies: construction, industrial, motive power, service and technology. Skills Ontario will also launch new career profile videos of skilled professionals discussing their career paths and their advice to Ontario youth, indicates a release.

Skills Canada will be hosting the A Virtual Career Exploration event for NSTTW virtually on Nov. 2 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (EST) where attendees can learn about careers in the skilled trades and technologies, interact with over 30 industry and education partners, answer trivia questions and learn about the nine Skills for Success.

Participants can register for free at http://nsttw.vfairs.ca/.

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating National Skilled Trade and Technology Week,” said Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario, in a statement. “We welcome young people to explore and discover all their potential pathways – there are amazing opportunities in the skilled trades and technologies.”

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