The best method to encourage youth to consider a future in the trades is to introduce them to mentors.
Skills Ontario initiative encourages kids Grade 8-12
Ever thought of becoming a mentor?
Skills Ontario is looking for mentors to share their stories and enthusiasm and to help prepare the next generation of trades and technology professionals.
They are currently seeking enthusiastic individuals who work, or are training in a skilled trade or technology field. They would act as mentors, and be willing to share information about their career path with small groups of students.
Career Exploration Events highlight careers in the skilled trades and technologies to Aboriginal students in grades 8 through 12, as well as recent graduates, under employed, and unemployed youth.
Skills Ontario has found the best method to encourage youth to consider a future in the trades is to introduce them to mentors who have already chosen this rewarding path.
For more information on FNMI-focused Mentoring Events and Trades and Tech Days click here.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a mentor, make a connection with Skills Ontario by filling out this form.