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Trades Week

Trades Week

What I thought about the trades has been completely changed through this experience.

Trades Week

On May 17-21, 2021, we’ll dedicate an entire week to spotlighting the people, the organizations, and the companies that keep our world moving.

As a highlight to the week and to assist families with career exploration, on May 19 & 20, we’ll host Ontario’s largest virtual skilled trades expo for all students in grades 9-12.

Why should you attend?

Engaging • Interactive • Fun

Packed with Resources & Prizes



#HerPower Tools Program

In partnership with WFS Ltd. and Milwaukee Tool, the #HerPower Tools program is designed to encourage young women to pursue a youth apprenticeship or post-secondary skilled trades program or apprenticeship. Students can apply for the chance to win one of 100 tool bags filled with job essentials (a $150 value!).

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What did your skilled trades journey look like?

The skilled trades are divided into 4 sectors so we spoke with women in each sector to give you a look into their unique journeys.

Where can trades take you?

What steps happen along your learning path and what happens after an apprenticeship ends? There’s not a single answer to this as your trades journey can go in many directions and your eventual journeyperson status can lead to an endless list of possibilities! To celebrate #TradesWeek, we spoke to tradespeople about where they started and where their certification has taken them:

2021 Participating Schools

Not sure what school board you are in? You can search by high school name using our Word document or PDF.

  • Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
  • Durham Catholic District School Board
  • Durham District School Board
  • Greater Essex County District School Board
  • Halton Catholic District School Board
  • Kawartha Pine Ridge DSB
  • Lambton Kent District School Board
  • London District Catholic School Board
  • Peterborough Victoria Northumberland and Clarington Catholic District School Board
  • Renfrew County District School Board
  • St. Clair Catholic District School Board
  • Thames Valley District School Board
  • Trillium Lakelands District School Board
  • Upper Canada District School Board
  • Waterloo Catholic District School Board
  • Waterloo Region District School Board
  • York Catholic District School Board
  • York Region District School Board

Additional Resources

Ready to Partner?

We can introduce you to a new audience! We’d love to answer any questions that you might have and schedule a time to discuss why educators, organizations, and companies partner with us.


Rick Thurston of WFS Ltd with his exhibitor booth at Build a Dream Windsor.

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