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Try a Trade could go province-wide

The provincial government is eyeing the Comox Valley School District’s Try a Trade program for implementation across B.C.

“It’s a highly successful program that the ministry is currently looking at and trying to ‘box up’ into a package that other districts can use to promote trades,” district assistant superintendent Tom Demeo told the Board of Education.

Launched last spring, the Try a Trade program was so successful, district career programs co-ordinator Randy Grey has been working to ensure all Comox Valley Grade 7 students go through it this year. The half-day program gives students a chance to learn the basics of trades like carpentry, electrical, plumbing, drywalling, painting, mechanics and pouring concrete, via a hands-on approach.

 

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