Making the case for jobs in the trades

Making the case for jobs in the trades

Grade 8 students from Petrolia and Wyoming were shown a path to careers in the skilled trades on a recent visit to Sarnia union hall.

The students from Holy Rosary Catholic School and St. Philip Catholic School spent a day visiting tech classrooms at St. Patrick’s Catholic High School in Sarnia and stopped in at LiUNA Local 1089 to tour its training centre before trying out skills taught apprentices of the labourers union.

“University is awesome, so is college,” Chad Hogan, training development director with Local 1089, told the students. “But, so is the trades.”

The St. Clair District Catholic School Board and union organized the session to give students another option for future careers.

“We’re not the third choice,” Hogan said. “We are a choice.”

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