October 29, 2012
Students experience a “Day in the Trades”
Getting hands-on experience is an important part of learning about the skilled trades, students learned at LIUNA 183’s recent Day in the Trades event.
“We train by doing,” said Sandro Pinto, manager of apprenticeship and recruiting at the Labourers International Union of North America Local 183 Training Centre.
“If you’re in a sewer and watermain course, you’re going to lay pipe and going to get in the trench. If you’re going to work in highrise, you’re going to work in a dedicated highrise building at the back of our campus here, so you can make it as real as it is on site, that’s the idea.”
About 600 Grade 11 and 12 students from school boards from across the Greater Toronto Area recently attended LIUNA 183’s first Day in the Trades.
“Being the multi-sector union that we are and the training centre being a training centre that does many different programs in many different sectors, we wanted to showcase those sectors in our venue,” said Pinto.
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