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VIRTUAL CONFERENCE
DECEMBER 1, 2021 | 12:40 PM EDT

ABOUT THE CONFERENCE

On December 1st at 12:40 PM, the Create the Future virtual conference brought together more than 300 classrooms of students across the Toronto District School Board (TDSB) and the Toronto Catholic District School Board (TCDSB) in group discussions with inspiring young people who work in the skilled trades.

 
 

DISCUSSION GROUPS

GROUP 1 - WHY SKILLED TRADES?

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Tanya Daye

Truck and Coach Technician

Truck and Coach Technicians inspect, repair, and maintain commercial trucks, emergency vehicles, buses and road transport vehicles.

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Andrea Davidson

Electrician

Electricians plan, assemble, connect, install, repair, inspect, test, verify and maintain electrical systems in various settings.

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Aaron Blake

HVAC Technician

HVAC Technicians install, repair, and maintain Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning, and Refrigeration systems in buildings.

GROUP 2 - ADDRESSING MYTHS

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Celeste Lamondin

Brick and Stone Mason

Brick and Stone Masons build and repair walls, floors, arches, pavings, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys, smokestacks and other structures.

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Kate Parr

Millwright

Millwrights install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair stationary industrial machinery and mechanical equipment.

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Jesse Pattison

Auto Body and Collision

Damage Repairer

Auto Body and Collision Repairers fix and restore damaged motor vehicles, including exterior, interior, and electronic components.

GROUP 3 - TAKING THE NEXT STEP

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Andrea Lancaster

General Carpenter

General Carpenters assemble, renovate, and repair structures made of wood, steel, and concrete.

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Alexis Verdon

Automotive Service Technician

Automotive Service Technicians perform preventative maintenance, diagnose problems and repair vehicle systems in cars and light trucks.

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Adonay Fikadu

Plumber

Plumbers install, repair, and maintain piping systems and other equipment used for water-related distribution, drainage, and disposal.

 

MEDIA CENTRE

AGENDA

12:40 PM         Welcome and Opening Remarks

12:50 PM         Group Discussion 1 - Why Skilled Trades?

01:25 PM         Group Discussion 2 - Addressing Myths 

02:00 PM         Group Discussion 3 - Taking the Next Step

02:35 PM         Closing Remarks and Prizes

 

REGISTRATION CLOSED

 

PRODUCED BY

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IN PARTNERSHIP WITH

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