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Mohawk College hosts community event to promote skilled trades & technology

Mobile workshops, interactive activities, tours were available to introduce people to careers in trades & technology

Mohawk College hosted a Scope Out Skilled Trades Community Event on July 15, a community event to raise awareness and inspire interest in skilled trades. At a time when there is an increased need for skilled tradespeople in the workforce, families, students and community members were welcomed to the Marshall School of Skilled Trades & Apprenticeship at the college’s Stoney Creek campus to learn more about promising, fulfilling careers.

Notable attractions for people to explore included:

·       Skills Ontario Skilled Trades & Tech Truck (equipped with 12 different trade/tech-related trainers and simulators)

·       City School by Mohawk mobile welding classroom

·       HWDSB Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program Transitions Trailer (fitted with hand tools, a 3D printer, small engine, power tools, and more)

·       Mohawk College Skilled Trades Campus (classrooms, labs and skilled trades shops open for a self-guidedtour)

·       Milwaukee Tools Demonstration Area (find almost every tool that Milwaukee produces, tool demos, interactive activities)

·       Fun family activities including food, face painter, magician

The first -time event was considered a success by attendees and partners. More than 160 community members attended, engaging in college and partner staff

Congratulations to everyone who had a hand in the organization of the Scope Out Skilled Trades event.