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The Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo is an interactive, hands on experience, of the various skilled trades opportunities that are available through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). This year's event will be Open to the Public from 5pm-7pm, so parents, grandparents, students, teachers, guidance counselors, and anyone interested in learning about the skilled trades, can participate. The evening event is free to attend and all are welcome!!!
The 2016 Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo was attended by approximately 1,600 Grade 7 and 8 students from around Simcoe County who were introduced to more than 30 skilled trades. The successful event received national and provincial awards from both the Economic Developers Association of Canada and the Economic Developers Council of Ontario.
The Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo is co-ordinated through a partnership between the County of Simcoe, Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, City of Barrie, Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board, City of Orillia, Springwater Township, and the Flos Agricultural Society.