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5 Great Reasons for a Career in the Trades: An Evening with Parents and Students
Posted on 02/18/2021

Is your child exploring future pathways or considering a career in the trades? The OCDSB will be hosting a virtual event for grade 8-12 students and their parents/guardians, offering insight into the exciting field of skilled trades. Watch the livestream on YouTube!

Date: February 25, 2021

Time: 7:00 p.m.


Livestream Link: 
https://youtu.be/0uI_Zdv6rdM

Questionnaire: If you have questions, fill out our questionnaire before or during the event.


In this dynamic presentation, Job Talks Executive Director Dr. Jon Callegher will share with parents his latest research on the emotional and experiential challenges facing young people today. He will also reveal five data-driven reasons for why working in the skilled trades, especially in a post-COVID-19 world, is an ideal career option. Participants will be able to ask questions that will be answered by OCDSB staff and the speaker. 


About the Speaker

Dr. Jon Callegher has shared his message on CBC radio, TV, and at conferences internationally. He is a marketing professor in Toronto and has a Ph.D. from the University of Waterloo.

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