Skilled TradesSummer Camp for Youth

A Collaboration Between TBDC and TDSB.

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About Skilled Trades
Summer Camp for Youth

The Toronto Business Development Centre (TBDC) presents the Skilled Trades Summer Camp for Youth, a cost-free summer training initiative aimed at helping young individuals develop workplace skills and have the opportunity to secure placement with employers.

This innovative program provides vital employability and workforce development training to 150 students from the Toronto District School Board (TDSB). The program is scheduled to run from July 4th to July 28th.

Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum immerses students in a range of topics, including employability training, financial literacy, and mental health and wellness. This approach equips them with essential knowledge, tools, and strengthens their leadership, interpersonal, and communication skills.

In addition, the program provides participants with necessary safety equipment such as safety helmets, safety boots, and other gear, all free of charge. The program paves the way for students to explore a rewarding career path in various industries and encourages them to consider opportunities in skilled trades.

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Curriculum

The program curriculum is divided into three key components: Hard Skills, Soft Skills, and Wraparound Support. The Hard Skills module focuses on specific knowledge and technical skills required in specific career fields. Soft Skills instruction helps participants understand effective communication and problem-solving techniques with their peers. Wraparound Support covers any participant needs for transportation and personal protective equipment.

Using active learning projects, interactive workshops, and hands-on activities, the program stimulates the advancement and growth of participating students.

Why Skilled Trades?

There is a mounting demand for workers in the skilled trades. TBDC aims to address this by fostering youth interest in this career pathway. Ontario is grappling with a severe shortage of skilled trades workers and this program introduces the skilled trades to young people as a satisfying, rewarding career with virtually limitless opportunities.

Our comprehensive curriculum immerses students in a range of topics, including employability training, financial literacy, and mental health and wellness.

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