Black Gold School Division


  • Trades and Career Fair offers students great opportunities

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    On November 29, grade 11 and 12 students from Calmar Secondary School, New Sarepta Community High School and John Maland High School travelled to École Secondaire Beaumont Composite High School for our first Trades and Career Fair of the school year.

    Over 300 students took part in this event, which boasted booths hosted by 26 skilled trades companies and related organizations.

    “The representatives were thrilled to meet so many students who asked excellent questions about career prospects,” said Division Principal Ray Cable. “Students were overheard sharing that they were excited to talk to tradespeople about the various career interests they had identified in MyBluePrint, our student career planning tool.”

    Students and parents had the opportunity to explore booths from boiler makers, Women Building Futures, construction and manufacturing, aesthetics, millwrights, apprenticeships, Green Certificate, fire rescue, heating and cooling, energy, and many more.

    “The Career and Trade Fair was a fantastic opportunity for my kids to explore different trades and connect one-on-one with various industries,” said a Black Gold parent. “We discovered so many options that are available to them – everything from post-secondary options to apprenticeships and scholarships.”

    “We will be hosting a similar event at the Leduc Composite High School on April 9, 2024, to offer other high schools in the Division a chance to explore meaningful career paths in the skilled trades,” said Cable.

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