Trying on the Trades

Secondary female students in the Halton public and the Halton Catholic District School Board explore the many opportunities available in the skilled trades. This video highlights the benefits of `trying on the trades`, and showcases some of our students in the Horticulture and Landscaping, Non-Traditional Technology, Transportation Technology, and Manufacturing programs. The programs are offered […]

Shortage of workers in Electricity sector represents a major opportunity for women.

Over the coming months Electricity Human Resources Canada begins nationwide outreach to showcase all that the electricity industry has to offer. This outreach also includes a recruitment campaign that incorporates newspapers, movie theatres, and public transit to engage a variety of women and encourage them to explore the electricity industry as a possible career choice.  […]

Female Students Fully Equipped for Success in the Skilled Trades

In an effort to promote technological studies and non-traditional skilled trades to female students, the Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities, through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP), provided school boards across Ontario with the support for these initiatives. This year, the Halton Catholic District School Board participated in several events, clubs and activities to encourage participation […]

Celebrating Women at the 10th Annual Women as Career Coaches

On March 27, 2014, female students and staff members from Bishop P.F. Reding Catholic Secondary School attended the 10th annual Women as Career Coaches, hosted by the Halton Industry Education Council (HIEC). The event served as an opportunity to celebrate women who are role models to female youth, and to inspire all women to follow […]

Secondary Female Students `Trying on the Trades`

Secondary female students in the Halton public and the Halton Catholic District School Board have the opportunity to explore the many programs available in the skilled trades, as part of the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP). The following video, Trying on the Trades, highlights the experiential learning programs in Halton, and the benefits of working towards […]


There are many Pathway Programs available to Halton Catholic Secondary students within the Halton region. In partnership with the Halton Public Board we at HCDSB are able to offer many career exploring programs to our students. Students are able to experience unique opportunities to learn about the world of work, explore potential careers and gain […]