October 27, 2022

On Thursday, October 27, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., some 30 grade 7 and 8 and cooperative education teachers, as well as guidance counselors from various Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon schools will meet at the Sudbury campus of Collège Boréal to take part in a training session entitled "A Choice to Learn about Skilled Trades."

During this session, offered jointly by Collège Boréal and CSC Nouvelon, participants will be informed about future employment opportunities, transferable skills, multiple post-secondary pathways and specialized high school programs (SHSM, COOP/OYAP, DCP and EL). Following a guided tour of Collège Boréal workshops, participants will live an experiential learning activity in two trades of their choice, either in electricity, carpentry, architecture or plumbing. Led by professors from these programs, these interactive workshops will allow participants to learn about the value of skilled trades. Subsequently, information sessions on the apprenticeship path and the college path as options for a career in the skilled trades will be led by experts at Collège Boréal.

Through this joint activity, Collège Boréal and CSC Nouvelon wish to inform students of the importance of skilled trades and career choices as well as possible post-secondary training options to access them.

“The Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon seeks to meet the needs of the labour market as it deals with labour shortage in several skilled trades. Our students are encouraged to consider careers that are in high demand and support them in this professional transition through the specialized programs such as cooperative education, the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program, the Specialist High Skills Major and Dual Credit courses. We want to support our students by offering them the knowledge, experience and required transferable skills to guide them towards a great future career. »
Alain Boucher – learning advisor for the intermediate and senior levels (cooperative education, OYAP, SHSM) at the Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon

“There is a labour shortage in almost every field, but especially in the skilled trades. Collège Boréal, with its educational and industrial partners, seeks to respond to this shortage by ensuring that young people know the value of skilled trades as well as the possible paths to these, including apprenticeship and post-secondary programs. We offer training in more than 20 trades so your trade, we have it! »
Denis Brouillette, Head – Apprenticeship Programs, Collège Boréal

Media contacts:

Paul de la Riva
Directeur des communications et des relations externes
Conseil scolaire catholique Nouvelon
705-673-5626, poste 254
705-677-8195 (cellulaire)
  Marc Despatie
Director of Communications
Collège Boréal
tél. 705-560-6673, ext. 2720