‘It allows us find what we want to do next (and) provides us additional of an notion of how we can locate a vocation in something we are fascinated in,’ suggests pupil of work honest-design celebration

Twin Lakes Secondary University (TLSS) pupils uncovered far more about a selection of potential profession chances all through a Tech Expo at the school Wednesday.

Initial responders, trades associates, alongside with reps from Georgian School, the City of Orillia, and the Simcoe County School Board have been all established up in the TLSS cafeteria this early morning to teach college students about likely employment and publish-secondary possibilities out there to them.

Clay Palmer, a communications technologies trainer at TLSS who aided manage the career fair-styled function, hopes students use the prospect to learn a lot more about different career paths.

“This is just a way for college students to see what is in Simcoe County,” he stated. “It’s possible they will see that they really don’t always will need to go absent to uncover a great occupation.”

The Tech Expo was an annual staple at TLSS right before the COVID pandemic, but had been set on hold considering the fact that 2020.

“We are seeking to make this an yearly point once more,” Palmer spelled out. “Individuals are into it.”

Palmer says the Tech Expo also shows students they can have a “nice daily life” without the need of likely to faculty or college.

“Not absolutely everyone is intended to go to college, higher education, or trades university,” he claimed. “There are a wide variety of persons in the entire world and it is essential for them to see the unique selections.”

All 30 suppliers involved in the Tech Expo ended up enthusiastic to be a element of the function, Palmer says.

“All people preferred to enable out with demonstrating what they do and what they enjoy,” he reported. “They want to get started assembly kids who can come in and start off filling roles with their business.”

Devon Blunt and Andrew Friesen, homeowners of Wilderness Plumbing Team, constructed a mock rest room, kitchen, and laundry home for the Tech Expo to exhibit pupils how plumbing is effective.

“We needed to show young ones that plumbing is just not just fixing bathrooms,” Blunt explained.

“We desired to instruct young children more about the trades simply because we didn’t seriously have that when we had been in higher university,” Friesen added.

Discovering from a ebook is not for most people, which is why Blunt and Friesen went over and earlier mentioned on Wednesday to give pupils a a lot more interactive experience.

“We required to give college students who are mildly interested in plumbing or the trades an practical experience they will never overlook,” Friesen stated. “Ideally it evokes them,” Blunt included.

Amanda Arnold, a volunteer firefighter with the Orillia Fireplace Department, was suiting TLSS college students up in whole fireplace gear all through the occasion on Wednesday early morning.

“This is a fantastic function for students who are hunting for a career that is diverse every day and fascinating,” she stated. “These days they can interact with businesses who can offer a vocation that is gratifying and engages with the group.”

Arnold states she liked fielding queries from learners who are intrigued in starting to be a initially responder.  

“For a student who isn’t definitely guaranteed, the most effective matter they could do is have the option to ask the authorities who have been performing it for a number of several years,” she mentioned. “They can get more insight as to if this is some thing that will work for them.”

Aurora Coe, a Quality 12 university student, applauded the Tech Expo.

“It is critical for us to be equipped to take a look at our choices,” she said. “It is really pleasant that we can see our choices.”

Quality 12 learners typically come to feel pressured in their closing calendar year of large college to know what their up coming move in lifestyle is heading to be, she mentioned.

“Perhaps college students will uncover a little something right here right now that is their contacting and can supply them a pleasant vocation,” Coe reported. “They can come across the inspiration they have to have.”

Coe herself uncovered about likely profession paths on Wednesday that she earlier did not know about.

“It is superior to know what is in the community,” she said. “It is really a superior opportunity to make some connections.”

Jordan Mongrain, a Grade 12 pupil, says the Tech Expo is a “terrific factor” for pupils.

“It aids us locate what we want to do following,” he reported. “It provides us a lot more of an idea of how we can uncover a occupation in some thing we are intrigued in.”

Mongrain claimed he is hoping to get into the trades when he is graduated from superior faculty.

“I am pretty psyched about it,” he claimed. “Trades are really sustainable and not so effortlessly automated by engineering, so I feel it will be a great vocation route.”