The Foundation is focused on helping to build the next generation of skilled workers. At our core, we are dedicated to helping youth become employable after graduation. Our Skills Ready initiative is one way that we support young people as they explore and prepare for jobs in the skilled trades and technologies.
We would like to thank the amazing team at Okanagan Mission Secondary for working with us on a successful Showcase Event for their students. Showcase Events connect industry members with youth and the teachers that help to guide them as they develop their skills through applied learning.
OKM’s career coordinators and shop teachers Rick Kurath and Travis Drobot, recognized the benefits to providing an event for their students to showcase the skills they are learning, to a group of employers. “It was a great “mixer”, getting to watch the students meet the industries best and be able to talk about real life skills was incredible,” shared Jill Robinson, career coordinator for OKM.
The event brought together 44 students with 24 employers and many other supporters which included representatives from the Southern Interior Construction Association, Canadian Home Builders Association, Industry Training Authority to name a few.
A feature of the event was recently published on Kelowna Now. You can view the original article here.