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Skills Ontario hosting online events with emphasis on diversity and inclusion

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Skills Ontario hosting online events with emphasis on diversity and inclusion

TORONTO—Skills Ontario is hosting a series of three in-depth, virtual events focused on diversity, equity and inclusion, with the aim to introduce youth and new Canadians to opportunities in skilled trades and technology careers.

The second instalment of the Skilled Trades and Tech Inclusivity Series highlighting underrepresented groups in the skilled trades and technology industry will give attendees the opportunity to hear from those who overcame barriers in the sector to lead fulfilling and enjoyable careers.

The program, which will be held Dec. 1 at 1 p.m. (EST), will feature Henry Kariuki, a student in the Motive Power Technician Program at Niagara College.

The Persons with Exceptionalities Conference, which will be held Dec. 2 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. (EST), will help provide youth from Grades 7 to 12, educators, support staff and parents with an opportunity explore the skilled trades and technology industry as they begin to think about their future career paths.

Skills Ontario is also presenting a Virtual Trades and Tech Discovery Day for New Canadians on March 30, 2022 from 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., offering a wide range of information for those thinking of working in the trades and tech sector. Attendees will have the opportunity to hear from government officials and industry representatives, connect with colleges, businesses and organizations as well as have access to helpful seminars, presentations and talks from experts in the trades industry.

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