Explore the trades at Cambrian’s open house

Posted on Thursday March 5, 2015
SUDBURY –Cambrian College is a recognized leader in skilled trades education in Northern Ontario, and for several years has taken that knowledge ‘on the road’ in our Mobile Trades Training Trailer.
On March 6 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., industry partners, educators and representatives from local businesses, as well as interested members of the community and the media, are invited to experience firsthand how the trailer works and what it has to offer students, employers and communities. Representatives from Cambrian College will be on hand to demonstrate how the trailer works and to answer questions.
The trailer is located at 46 Bay of Islands Rd. on Whitefish River First Nation in Birch Island.
The open house comes as the Youth Exposure to Skilled Trades program, for which Cambrian received funding from the province’s Youth Skills Connections Program, is close to wrapping up. Cambrian partnered with Whitefish River First Nation to bring the trailer on reserve to introduce the trades to 14 youth from the Manitoulin and Espanola area.
The program taught those with multiple barriers to employment introductory skills in carpentry, electrical, plumbing and welding, and will conclude with a two-week job trial/work placement and graduation ceremony.
The mobile trades training lab is a 53-foot trailer that deploys in minutes to nearly 1,000 square feet of instructional space. Diesel generators supply power to operate equipment, lighting, heating, and air conditioning for more remote deployments, or the trailer can connect to a host power supply.
The lab, the first initiative of its kind in Northern Ontario, can accommodate a variety of skilled trades disciplines, including: welding, electrical, millwright and heavy equipment.
Cambrian thanks its partners – Ojibways of Whitefish River First Nation, the Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure and Vale – for their continued support of this important initiative.
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Media contact:
Laura Stricker
Marketing Assistant
705-566-8101, ext. 6813
laura.stricker@cambrianinternational.ca
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