CTMA encourages youth to begin careers within the skilled trades at Level Up! in Windsor
Students in grades 7 to 12, as well as parents and jobseekers, had the opportunity to learn about the skilled trades during the Level Up! career fair in Windsor from Oct. 25 to 26. CTMA photo
The CTMA recently attended the Level Up! Skilled Trades Fair in Windsor from Oct. 25 to 26, to help encourage youth to begin their careers within our industry. The CTMA’s executive director, Robert Cattle, had the opportunity to join three other panelists during the panel session to share his knowledge on the different career paths available within the skilled trades and how to get involved.
CTMA’s executive director, Robert Cattle, joined three other panelists to share his knowledge on the different career paths available within the skilled trades and how to get involved. CTMA photo
Now in its second year, Level Up! is a series of dynamic, multi-day career fairs highlighting the 144 skilled trades, from electricians to boilermakers. More than 25,000 students in grades 7 to 12, as well as parents and jobseekers, will have the opportunity to learn about these trades through interactive exhibitions and hands-on activities while hearing directly from tradespeople and local employers. The fair will be held in communities across the province.
The Ontario government also expanded these successful skilled trades career fairs to even more cities with more exhibitors and twice as many participating students. Ontario will need over 100,000 new skilled trades workers this decade to help build the province, making it crucial for more young people to have the opportunity to unlock their potential in the trades. The new cities with career fairs this year are Hamilton, Windsor, Sault Ste. Marie, Oshawa and Dryden.
“Last year’s career fairs were a phenomenal success, giving thousands of students and their families exposure to the many career opportunities in the skilled trades,” said Premier Doug Ford. “As we make historic investments to build roads, transit, hospitals, schools and other critical infrastructure, these expanded fairs will help us attract more young people into the trades and develop the skilled workforce our growing province needs.”
The CTMA would like to thank our member companies who joined us for this event: AV Gauge & Fixture, AarKel Tool & Die Inc, The NARMCO Group, Circle 5, Southwestern Manufacturing Inc., Jahn Engineering and Integrity Tool & Mold, Inc.
Thank you to the CTMA member companies who joined us at this event: AV Gauge & Fixture, AarKel Tool & Die Inc, The NARMCO Group, Circle 5, Southwestern Manufacturing Inc, Jahn Engineering and Integrity Tool & Mold, Inc. CTMA Photo
The CTMA will participate in the Level Up! Fairs in London on Nov. 1 and 2, as well as in Ottawa on Nov. 28 and 29.