Over 300 TLDSB Students Experience Skilled Trades at Exhibition Place


Apr 15
Future Building 2015

More than 10,000 high school students from across Ontario attended Future Building 2015 in Toronto on April 14th and 15th to learn about the high-tech construction sector. Over 300 students, from the following schools, attended from Trillium Lakelands District School Board:

  • Future Building 2015 TorontoBobcaygeon Public School
  • Fenelon Falls Secondary School
  • Fenelon Township Public School
  • JD Hodgson Elementary School
  • Lady MacKenzie Public School
  • Langton Public School
  • Ridgewood Public School
  • Rolling Hills Public School
  • Wilberforce Elementary School
  • Woodville Elementary School

Future Building provides valuable information to students about opportunities for a rewarding and satisfying future in the Ontario Construction industry.

Attendees, receive one on one instruction from successful professionals currently employed in the construction sector who provide answers to questions about:

  • Career Choices
  • Education & Training requirements
  • Job Availability
  • Job Satisfaction

These volunteers appreciate the value of hands-on exposure and help open the minds of thousands of youth as they share their personal career journeys with tomorrow’s builders, employers and entrepreneurs.

Participants can enjoy a wide variety of activities, for instance you can “move the earth” with operating engineers, “hammer it home” with the carpenters and “learn to rock” with the brick and stone masons or take a ‘virtual walk’ on skyscraper scaffolding.

A career in the skilled construction trades may not be for everyone, but it might be for you!