February 19, 2019 5:14 pm
Updated: February 19, 2019 5:15 pm

Upper Grand District School board launches skilled trades summer co-op

A new summer co-op program is launching in Guelph that will help students looking to start a career in the skilled trades.

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A new summer co-op program is launching in Guelph that will help students looking to start a career in the skilled trades.

The Upper Grand District School Board said the Summer School Skilled Trades Co-op consists of six weeks in class (one class per week in the evening), followed by a four-week work placement.

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“Students will explore the realities and opportunities of the modern workplace, while refining their employability skills and earning two high school credits,” the board said in a statement.

The program, which is being launched with 2nd Chance Employment, is open to all students in Grade 12/12+.

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The board said students will have the opportunity to choose their placement from a number of different employers.

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Registration for the program is open from Feb. 19 to March 29.

More information can be found on Upper Grand’s website.

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