On Thursday, May 30, 400 high school students will have the opportunity to learn about careers in the trades and post-secondary training at the 2nd annual Trades and Industry Carnival at the NLPS Trades Exposure Centre in Bonnyville.
"This is a great opportunity for NLPS students and students throughout the region to build connections with industry, and learn about trades and the post-secondary opportunities available to them," said Board Chair Arlene Hrynyk.
The event focuses on introducing Indigenous students to careers in the trades, and post-secondary opportunities. Students will participate in demonstrations, presentations and interactive activities provided by 12 industry and post-secondary partners.
Participating partners include:
- Astec Safety
- B&R Eckel's Transport
- Edcon Power Tongs
- Lakeland College
- North East Alberta Apprenticeship Initiative
- NES Sure Flow
- Portage College
- Primco Dene
- Seven Lakes Oilfield Services
- Sure Shot Wireline
Students will also have the chance to see the NLPS service rig in action on site. The Trades Exposure Centre is the home of the division's five-day Service Rig Floorhand Training program. One cohort of students has already completed training on the rig this spring, with other sessions scheduled in upcoming weeks. This program is available to high school students throughout the province.
More information on our Service Rig Floorhand Program and the Trades Exposure Centre is available at tradesexposure.ca.