Industry professionals share their advice of how to get into a trades career.

Taking a trades class is about learning life long skills.

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SKILLS READY AT WORK

Through a series of engagement activities, young people are challenged to work through and track the activities that lead them to become employable in the skilled trades and technologies.

PRESENTATIONS

Skills Ready Presentations explore concepts around employability. From the core attributes of attitude, skills and knowledge that comprise the Industry ASK, to the basics of workplace safety that are explored in our LearnSafe presentations - students take part in guided discussions and activities that develop these attributes and demonstrate that they are employable.

EVENTS & TOURS

Skills Ready Showcases bring local employers into classrooms and provide students with the opportunity to connect with employers and share their projects. Participants discover first-hand how what they do in school bridges to the world of work. Through our many industry partners, the Skills Ready team facilitates a variety of workplace tours to sites such as manufacturing facilities and construction sites. These tours help students see the amazing variety of careers that exist in our communities. They may also lead to work experience or apprenticeship opportunities.

WORK EXPERIENCE

Skills Ready works with educators to build the bridge to industry for students in high school. From the first experience in industry through to high school apprenticeship opportunities, Skills Ready facilitates the community of industry supporters who are creating the first chance for a student to start on their trades or technology career path. Collaborate with Skills Ready to arrange interactive activities and direct connections to employers for your students.

A COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGE

Through our Skills Ready initiative, we are able to build bridges between industry and the next generation of skilled professionals. By bringing industry members to the classroom via presentations and showcase events, youth are able to begin building their professional networks while still in school.

In many cases these connections have enabled young people to land their first job on the way to apprenticeship much sooner than if they had attempted to connect with an employer on their own.

OUR COMMUNITY OF PARTNERS & SUPPORTERS

As a careers teacher, the knowledge that I have a team of professional and hardworking individuals who can act as a liaison between the school system and employer groups is invaluable. We know our 'educational world', but if we do not have recent and a deep involvement in the "construction world", which most of us do not, having this link is critical.

Don Cameron

School District 61
Projects like this are a critical way that industry can help change perspectives and promote solid, reliable jobs into the future.

Rod Parker

Parker Johnston, Victoria BC
The 'Skills Ready' showcase initiative is exactly what some of our young people need to help guide them in their post secondary career decisions.

Mike Booth

School District 81

CONTACT SKILLS READY

VANCOUVER ISLAND

T  250 532 2918

jimmy@skillsready.ca

LOWER MAINLAND

T  604 787 2027

rene@skillsready.ca

SOUTHERN INTERIOR

T  250 300 9208

dave@skillsready.ca

 

HEAD OFFICE

215 - 963 Langford Parkway
Victoria, BC / V9B 0A5

T  250 220 5861

info@constructionfoundation.ca

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