GCVI students preparing for life after high school at Tech and Trades Fair
March 8, 2018
GUELPH, Ontario – On March 7, Guelph Collegiate Vocational Institute hosted their second annual Tech and Trades Fair.
The Tech and Trades Fair shows students that there are many careers available to them that they did not previously know about.
This year, the organizers of the event invited local colleges and universities to allow students to see what programs are offered at the post-secondary level.
According to Claire McCusker, UGDSB Co-op teacher, “Our goal this year was to help GCVI students see that technology is embedded in most careers, whether you are headed out into the workforce, or following a university, apprenticeship or college pathway. We also wanted students to become aware of, and consider, careers and post-secondary programs that are less well known, and for which there is increasing employment potential.”
The Fair also included guest speaker, Ryan Porter, a motivational speaker who specializes in speaking to youth about exploring what they want to do with their lives. During his visit at GCVI, he spoke to students about how important life experiences are as part of your pathway.