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Intro to Trades program offered to adult learners

Registration is underway for a free program that offers adult learners an introduction to the trades at Canadore College. 

The Near North District School Board (NNDSB) says students, ages 21 and older, can earn up to two credits towards their secondary school diploma and up to two college course credits through the program. 

Alysha Young, NNDSB’s re-engagement lead and a dual-credit teacher, says all four local school boards, Canadore College and the Education Ministry are involved.  

“They work with partners in the community and tackle labour market shortages, creating programs that give learners a head start to an education that will address labour needs in the community,” states a NNDSB release.

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Introduction to carpentry and introduction to plumbing courses are being offered through the program, which runs half-days from April 25 to June 10 at Canadore’s Commerce Court Campus. 

There’s no cost for the program and students will receive financial assistance with equipment and transportation.  

“This program is an excellent opportunity to attend Canadore and explore the trades as a career while earning high school and college credits,” says Patricia Jackson, project leader at Canadore College. “Past students have gone on to complete the certificate at Canadore, and work in the trades.”

For more information, contact Alysha Young at Alysha.Young@nearnorthschools.ca or 705-472-5419 ext. 4066. 

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