04
June
2010
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05:58 PM
America/New_York

Mohawk hosts Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program showcase at STARRT

Mohawk's skilled trades campus in Stoney Creek is today hosting the Hamilton-Wentworth District School Board's first WHT'S NXT? Conference: An Apprenticeship Journey. The conference showcases the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, a school-to-work program that helps teens explore the world of work through industry-specific experiential, hands-on learning. That learning can lead to a student to becoming a  registered apprentice and certified journeyperson in a skilled trade while completing high school.


Mohawk is the largest trainer of apprentices in Ontario (more than 4,000 apprentices complete their in-class training at Mohawk annually). Mohawk has just completed $27 million worth of construction and major renovations at the STARRT Institute for Skilled Trades, Apprenticeship, Research and Resources.