Success Stories

What’s Happening in Trades & Apprenticeship?

Jill of All Trades

In conjunction with the School College Work Initiative – Grand Connection Regional Planning Team, Conestoga hosts a day-long event to inspire young women in grades 9 to 12 regarding the many opportunities that careers in trades and technology provide. Approximately 200 female students from eight local school boards attend.

The event includes an array of hands-on workshops led by female mentors to help young women develop a better understanding of the potential of skilled trades careers. Additional highlights include a parent and daughter dinner.

For more information on this event, please contact your school's guidance counsellor.

Trades and Apprenticeship Awards Ceremony

Conestoga’s School of Trades & Apprenticeship in partnership with numerous industry partners hosts an Annual Awards Presentation each May. This is an excellent opportunity to celebrate the achievements of our students and apprentices and acknowledge our tremendous industry support. Awards are presented to students in motive power, construction, industrial and service programs.

Here are some of our previous year’s donors, recipients and videos:

School College Work Initiative (SCWI)

The School College Work Initiative (SCWI) is a co-operative effort with a mandate to assist in creating a seamless transition for students from secondary school to college. In addition to a wide array of learning and awareness opportunities for students, teachers, parents and the broader community, projects have been developed to provide dual credit programs for secondary students through the partnership of secondary schools and colleges.

For more information on this event please contact your school guidance counsellor.

Secondary School Trades - Explore Your Future

Secondary school students have the opportunity to learn and work in a college setting, attending a full-day, hands-on skilled trades activity developed and delivered by college faculty in consultation with secondary teachers. Students are also introduced to pathways that can transition students from secondary school to apprenticeship and other related college programs. These workshops encourage students to complete secondary school and consider apprenticeship or trade related post-secondary education as their next step.

For more information on this event please contact your school guidance counsellor.


Explore Your Future - Grade 8 Workshops

Each year, local Grade 8 students experience half day opportunities at the college to explore careers in the construction, industrial, service, motive power, and food processing trades. Students experience half day, hands-on workshops delivered by college faculty that introduces students and their teachers to a variety of skilled trades and enable students to make informed decisions for secondary school course selection. The workshops encourage students to consider technology courses in secondary school and raise student’s awareness and interest in the skilled trades.

For more information on this event please contact your school guidance counsellor.

TNT Day Workshops for Young Women

Trades and Technology “TNT" Day activities provide various hands-on activities related to different careers in the construction, industrial and motive power sectors as well as engineering and architecture. Female students in grades 7 to 10 have the opportunity to learn and work in a college shop setting. Young women will be introduced to pathways that transition students from secondary to apprenticeship and related college programs.

March 2017 TNT Day Highlights

TV personality Sherry Holmes joins students at TNT Day
View event photos courtesy of Freshco.

For more information on this event please contact your school guidance counsellor.

Trade School Events

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