Dehcho students participate in Trades Awareness Program

Hailey Sassie, Echo Dene School, Fort Liard

23 high school students from across the Dehcho were part of Aurora College‘s Trades Awareness Program last week, in Fort Smith.

The students got a crash course into carpentry skills, electrician work, heavy equipment technician training, camp cook skills, and plumbing.

Jerry Wald, Chair of the college’s School of trades, apprenticeships and Industrial training says the program that has been running since 2005 gives students a first hand look at what it takes to be successful.

Student from across the South Slave region will be attending the program at the Thebacha Campus this week.


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Josh Campbell
Josh Campbell has returned to the CKLB News Team. He worked as a sports writer in New Brunswick, prior to graduating from Loyalist College in Mohawk Territory near Belleville, Ontario. Between journalistic duties in the NWT and Yukon, Campbell was a speechwriter for former NWT MP Dennis Bevington, and Sahtu MLA Norman Yakeleya.

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