Author Archives: Conor Kehoe

XL_Live Episode 4: Kelly Johnson, Chef

Kelly Johnson is the assistant pastry chef for the Governor General of Canada.  If you are receiving a Medal of Honour or being inducted into the Order of Canada, you can be assured that Kelly Johnson and the rest of … Read More

XL_Live Episode 3: Jon Baron, Carpenter

xl_Live Episode 3 looks into the career of Jon Baron, Training Coordinator at the Carpenters’ Union Hall Local 93 in Ottawa ON.  In this episode Jon shares his career pathway, from high school apprentice, to Red Seal Carpenter, and includes … Read More

Photo of Councillor Glen Gower

XL_Live Episode 2: Glen Gower, City Councillor

When asked for advice, Glen Gower’s hopes for students are simple but seem to give a window into his passion and drive: “Stay curious [and] get involved.”  Glen Gower These are two things that continue to move the Carleton University … Read More

Terry Dale at race track

XL_Live Episode 1: ft Terry Dale, Motorsport Hall of Fame Member

Our newest feature, XL_Live sessions, feature interviews with industry-leading tech and trades figures. Subjects will range widely, and are designed to bring students, teachers, and community partners together in a distance learning setting.  This is one of many innovative solutions … Read More

A large group of girls who participated in the skilled trades day.

OCDSBXL Hosts Women in Trades 2019 at OTSS

Women in Trades 2019 took place last week at the OCDSB’s Ottawa Technical Secondary School.  The event was attended by approximately 200 grade 7 and grade 8 girls from schools across the Ottawa-Carleton District.   The success of the Women in … Read More

National Apprenticeship Competition Recently Hosted In Ottawa

Sharing the perspective of students, teachers, and Tradespeople at the National Apprenticeship Competition.  Hosted by UBC Local 93 Carpenter’s Union Hall at their world-class facilities in Ottawa, ON, Canada.  For youth, teachers, parents, employers, and industry, events like these help to … Read More

Photo of a young man in construction wear standing in front of a high rise building.

OYAP Feature Apprentice: Sincere McNab

Sincere McNab, originally from Treaty 4 #88 Kawacatoose First Nation in Saskatchewan,   is now a registered apprentice, a member of IUBAC LOCAL 7, and makes his living and his home in Ottawa, ON, Canada. Meet Sincere McNab.  End of … Read More