5 Great Reasons for a Career in the Trades: An Evening with Parents and Students.
Come join us on Feb 25, 2021 at 7:00 pm as the OCDSB hosts a virtual evening for students and parents. This evening is more than an evening about a career in the trades. It is about seeing trades as a career pathway for all students. You do not need a career as a mechanic, construction worker or hospitality worker to take advantage of the trades and technology programs at the OCDSB. Every trade has connections with many other careers. Engineering, lawyers, accountants, educators, office administrators to name a few are all careers that are involved with trades. There are many benefits to taking a program in Trades and Technology at the OCDSB.
Is your child exploring future pathways or considering a career in the trades? The OCDSB will be hosting a virtual event for grade 8-12 students and their parents/guardians, offering insight into the exciting field of skilled trades. Watch the livestream on YouTube!
Date: February 25, 2021
Time: 7:00 p.m.
Livestream Link: https://youtu.be/0uI_Zdv6rdM
Questionnaire: If you have questions, fill out our questionnaire before or during the event.
In this dynamic presentation, Job Talks Executive Director Dr. Jon Callegher will share with parents his latest research on the emotional and experiential challenges facing young people today. He will also reveal five data-driven reasons for why working in the skilled trades, especially in a post-COVID-19 world, is an ideal career option. Participants will be able to ask questions that will be answered by OCDSB staff and the speaker. The recording will be available to view for two weeks after the event.
About the Speaker
Dr. Jon Callegher has shared his message on CBC radio, TV, and at conferences internationally. He is a marketing professor in Toronto and has a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo.
Learn More About Trades and Technology
For more information about this event, please contact Greg Hicks, Trades and Technology. To learn more about the field of trades and technology, visit the Ontario Council for Technology Education’s Take Tech webpage.Taking a Trades and Technology course at the OCDSB leads to many career pathways.