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 and raise awareness of the technological programs available in our schools.
On June 4, 2014, Halton Catholic teachers took the program a step further by providing tool kits to each female student who had taken a construction or automotive course this year, in hopes that they will continue to explore the trades in their school electives and beyond.
In total, 45 female construction students received tool kits filled with tools, and 35 female automotive students received socket wrench sets and auto safety kits. Congratulations to our teachers for reaching such a large number of students!
The Halton Catholic District School Board would like to thank our teachers for their ongoing commitment and support to highlighting the skilled trades as a viable pathway for students. For more information on the benefits of participating in the non-traditional skilled trades, please watch the `Trying on the Trades`video; highlighting the OYAP programs available in Halton.