Thompson Rivers University

Students explore trades at skills showcase

  Posted on: February 19, 2019

Media are invited to a double Trades event on Friday, March 8.

More than 300 students from Grades 6 and 7 in area schools will pick up hammers and socket wrenches to Try A Trade—or, actually, all 12 trades that TRU offers. Students will spend 35 minutes at each station with an instructor and helper to get hands-on

At the same time, the regional Skills competition is on for about 200 junior and senior students and their teachers. The Cariboo Junior Skills (Grades 6 to 9) and Cariboo Regional Skills (secondary and post-secondary) competitions are taking place simultaneously. Gold medal winners may go on to the Skills BC competition, then to Skills Canada.

What: Try A Trade and regional skills competition
Where: TRU Trades and Technology Building and Industrial Training and Technology Centre
When: Friday, March 8, Try A Trade, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. | Regional Skills competition, 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

For photos and video, the best action will be around 10 a.m. to noon or 1 to 2 p.m.

Try A Trade contact:

Dwayne Geiger, partnership transitions co-ordinator
School of Trades and Technology
250-852-7187 |

Skills competition contact:

Pat Barringer, Skills competition co-ordinator
School of Trades and Technology
250- 828-5136 |