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Options Skilled Trade Fair

Date: May 16th, 2018

The award-winning Options Skilled Trades Career Fair program has been introducing youth in Renfrew County to skilled trades career opportunities for more than a decade.  This one-day showcase of apprenticeship training has grown annually and now features 15 skilled trades competitions, involving more than 250 senior high school students.  Students compete in trades such as culinary, welding, small engines, carpentry, automotive, and hairstyling.

Employers are a major part of the event as they sponsor the competitions, provide prizes for the competitors, are judges for the competitions, and host interactive displays that allow over 2,500 high school students who attend to experience the trades.  Many employers also attend to promote summer job opportunities for high school, college and university students.

In 2007, the Ontario Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, formerly Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, recognized Options with an Award of Excellence for its grassroots effort to encourage more young people to pursue apprenticeship training to address the critical shortage of skilled trades workers in the province


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