A trades-themed day is coming to Northwest Community College (NWCC) Friday March 9 here.
The college will be hosting a trades skills competition and career fair that day from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The competition will see 50 students compete in three streams: post-secondary, high school and junior/elementary.
The post-secondary and high school competition categories are: automotive service (eight participants), carpentry (13), culinary arts/professional cook (18), electrical wiring (two), and welding (nine). In the Junior Skills category, the Spaghetti Bridge Building competition also received three team entries totalling 15 students in Grades 6-9.
NWCC is also hosting a Trades Career Fair.
Everyone is welcome to come and experience hands-on skills demonstrations, try heavy equipment operator simulators, meet with industry representatives and potential employers, take campus tours and enjoy a free barbecue lunch prepared by NWCC culinary arts students.
The Northwest is on the verge of an economic boom expected to bring up to $30 billion in investment.
Of the jobs associated with the major projects, roughly two-thirds of them are in the trades, transport and equipment operator-related fields.
“This is a great opportunity for anyone interested in a career in Trades,“ said NWCC Dean of Trades Margo Van der Touw in a press release about the two events of the day.