Fourth Annual Trades Fair provides great opportunity for Aboriginal Youth

Close to 80 students from across Nova Scotia attended the fourth annual Aboriginal Youth Trades fair in Halifax from November 6th - 8th.

   The activities began on Sunday evening with a banquet where students had the opportunity to sit with trades people and ask questions about their trade. They also heard from Austin Christmas, a business owner from Membertou who is a strong advocate for the Apprenticeship Program and the trades.  

   On day two, students were separated into two groups. One group attended sessions with Skills Canada while the other group went to the Trades Hall. The following day, they switched locations so that all students who attended the fair had the opportunity to explore the trades and participate in the hands-on sessions requiring problem solving and teamwork.

   During the evenings, students were entertained by going to the movies, shopping and doing cultural activities such as ornament making, basket making, and story telling.

   “We’ve had another successful year with a great group of kid at our Trades Fair” said Ann Sylliboy, Post Secondary Consultant. “I am looking forward to the next one!”