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Connecting Youth to Trades Careers

Do you know a high school student who requires guidance in their career path? Please join us as we host the Connecting Youth to Trades Careers event on Tuesday, Sept. 24.

Post-secondary education is a massive investment for young people and their families. Tuition payments, rent cost and countless hours spent in the classroom should connect students to jobs in their chosen field. In the next two decades, 40 per cent of new jobs will be in the skilled trades and technologies yet, most Canadian youth are unlikely to take this path. With more people retiring than entering, it is essential people are educated about t​he benefits of picking in-demand occupations.

The event will include guest speakers from OPG's Maintenance department, insider insight and advice on the highlights of choosing trades and several opportunities to connect directly with community organizations that hire trades professionals. This is an excellent opportunity to introduce the young people in your life to secure job options, many with high salaries and excellent benefits.

Event Details:

What: Connecting Youth to Trades Careers: friends and family event

Why: To educate and encourage youth about in-demand jobs

Who: Young people, high school students, their families and friends

When: Tuesday, Sept. 24

Where: Pickering Nuclear Information Centre

Please RSVP here:

  • Open House - 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
    • ​Information booths and representatives from North American Young Generation in Nuclear, OPG's Talent Attraction and a chance to explore the dive team van and virtual welding simulator.
  • Trade Talk - 6:30 - 8 p.m.
    • Featuring a program facilitator from Ontario's Young Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and personal experience stories from various skilled trades professionals including female apprentices, mechanical/control technicians, boilermakers, ironworkers and divers.
  • Networking - 8 - 9 p.m.
When: Tuesday, September 24
Where: Pickering Nuclear Information Centre
Time(s): 5:30 - 9:00 p.m.
Cost: Free
Pre-register: Yes