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St. Clair Catholic Partners with LiUNA as Students Experience Careers in the Skilled Trades

Elementary students in Grades 7 and 8 and secondary school students in Grades 11 and 12 visited the Labourers’ International Union of North America (LiUNA) Local 1089 Training Centre in Sarnia this week.

Earlier in the week, students participated in classroom presentations about the skilled trades, specifically the Construction Worker Craft Apprenticeship.  The presentations were followed up with visits to the training centre, which included a two-hour skills rotation, where students were able to engage in hands-on experiential learning opportunities in mini-scaffolding, concrete forming and a ‘name the tools’ exercise. 

“This novel and exciting partnership between LiUNA and St. Clair Catholic is a chance to open our students’ eyes to worthwhile and meaningful employment opportunities available in the skilled trades,” says Scott Johnson, Director of Education. 

Participating schools included Sacred Heart Catholic School, Sarnia; St. Joseph Catholic School, Corunna; St. Patrick’s Catholic High School, Sarnia; and Christ The King Catholic School, Wallaceburg.