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Skilled trades camps touring the North this summer

Week-long camps hosted by Skills Ontario available in communities across the North
Students entering Grades 7-9 are eligible to sign up for one of Skills Ontario's week-long trades camps, being held across the province this summer.

Skills Ontario is once again hosting a series of summer camps aimed at sparking interest in skilled trades careers among northern youth.

During the annual initiative, students entering Grades 7-9 participate in hands-on activities relevant to the skilled trades, helping them develop communication, problem-solving and teamwork skills.

Each week-long camp runs daily between 9 a.m. and 4 p.m. and is taught by Skills Ontario counsellors and industry/college professionals.

“Our camps provide a fantastic opportunity to add an educational twist to summer vacations,” Ian Howcroft, CEO of Skills Ontario, said in a news release.

“Campers participate in hands-on workshops led by Skills Ontario counsellors and industry professionals, exploring a range of topics in industrial, construction, motive power, service and technology sectors.”

The following are the dates and locations for Northern Ontario camps:

  • July 8-12, 2024: Collège Boréal (FRENCH), Sudbury
  • July 15-19, 2024: Confederation College, Thunder Bay
  • July 22-26, 2024: Cambrian College, Sudbury
  • July 29-Aug 2, 2024: Sault College, Sault Ste. Marie
  • Aug 12-16, 2024: Collège Boréal (FRENCH), Timmins
  • Aug 19- 23, 2024: Northern College, Timmins

More details on the Skills Ontario camps, including availability and how to register, are available here.