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Orillia, ON L3V 7S5

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Orillia and area manufacturers, construction companies and other trades businesses are being encouraged to help local students explore opportunities in the trades by taking part in the 4th Annual Explore the Trades Event, set for October 17 at the Orillia Secondary School.

Sponsored by the Orillia Manufacturers’ Association(OMA) and the Orillia and District Construction Association(ODCA) the event provides an opportunity for local secondary school students to explore opportunities in the trades at a time when they are trying to determine which career path they should take.

Local companies are encouraged to set hands-on exhibits with parts, components, finished products, engaging displays and interactive tools to make the experience for the student’s one that will hopefully leave a lasting impression. In addition to some of the more traditional trades that go hand-in-hand with manufacturers and construction companies, the event is also looking for representation from other fields such as culinary, cosmetology and automotive.

The event is a good chance for companies to encourage students to pursue careers in the trades. It’s also an opportunity for business to seek out potential apprentices or part-time help.

“This is a great opportunity for students to get firsthand knowledge of potential careers in skilled trades positions locally, in both the manufacturing and construction sectors,” said Stephanie Stanton, Executive Director of the OMA. “Last year, relationships were forged and some students who are now doing co-op placements or working part time for some of the employers.”

This event is not a job fair, but is aimed at providing an opportunity for students as young as grade 7 to have a chance to get to know the opportunities available in Skilled Trades right here in our town with the intent that they may gain some valuable information which will help them realize and implement their goals.

Explore the Trades will be open to the students on October 17 from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Local organizations will be on-hand to provide information on scholarship and apprenticeship opportunities, as well as
supplementary learning and training possibilities.

Cost of participation is nominal $40 per member, and $60 per non-member. The fee includes lunch for two exhibitor staff as well as a table and chairs. If additional lunches are required they are $8.00 per additional person.

We encourage you to participate in this exciting event, please contact your Secondary School for further details or contact Stephanie Stanton 705-323-6424.

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Orillia Manufacturers’ Association
Orillia and District Construction Association

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