SD42 Trades Showcase – Jan 30, 2024

January 18, 2024 10:42 AM

You are invited to attend the Maple Ridge – Pitt Meadows School District Trades Showcase event. This year promises to be even bigger and better. Attendees will include representatives from local, provincial, and national industries, including Seaspan, Parkland Refining and Supply, Bosa Construction, Bird Construction, Pitt Meadows Plumbing and Mechanical, Ozz Electric and many more. In all, more than 40 industries, post-secondary training institutions, employer organizations, tool suppliers, and union representatives will be present. Ask questions, get answers!

When: Tuesday, January 30, 2024
Where: Thomas Haney Secondary (rotunda)
Doors Open: 5:45pm – 6:00pm
Opening Remarks: 6:00pm – 6:15pm

Industry Panel Q & A: 6:15pm – 7:15pm
Trades Showcase/Meet the Instructors: 7:15pm – 8:30pm
Women in Trades Break-Out Session: 7:15pm – 7:45pm

Registration is required to ensure adequate preparation for refreshments and seating.  Register with the link below:

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Background information about the event:

The purpose of this showcase event is not only to promote SD42 Trades Training programs, but also to highlight careers in the skilled trades. Parents/guardians and students will learn about employment opportunities and gain industry insights directly from industry personnel.

The evening will begin with a panel discussion that will include industry professionals and success stories of former students. After the panel discussion, there will be time to circulate through the Trades Showcase Fair. There will also be a dedicated breakout session for women who are interested in the trades to explore options and have further discussion.

Note: Refreshments will be provided by our Vancouver Community College Professional Cook Level One students. 

If you have any questions, please email:

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