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    The Canadian Armed Forces had some of the tools of their trade for the teens to try. Ethan Wilson checks out the 50-cal machine gun. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Riley States and Kolby Bertrand are suited up in their Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) in case of a Radiation Emergency. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Delaney Poppe and Belle Bailey work their magic Gwen Schultz, transforming her into a fantastical beauty. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Alexa Narezny from Renfrew Collegiate Institute braids so fast that her hands blur. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The welding competition always sparks some interests among the students. Hunter Cybulskie was quick to complete his project. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    The small engine competition requires a lot of concentration to make sure all the little pieces align as Paige Driscoll discovered. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)

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    Joe Wardlaw learns how to screw on a door handle. It is sure to be a skill that will come in handy in the future. (Photo by Patricia Leboeuf, Petawawa Post)


 

 


17th Options Skilled Trades Career Fair

By Patricia Leboeuf

Posted on Tuesday July 9, 2019


There are more options than ever before for students graduating high school. The annual Options Skilled Trades Career Fair is held each year to show teens the wide variety of lucrative careers they could choose that don’t require a Bachelor’s degree. The one-day-showcase was held at the Pembroke Memorial Centre on May 15, coming back for its 17th year. More than 2,500 students from schools across Renfrew County were invited to take part in the fun and learn about trades or other career paths that may intrigue them. As always, the event featured a competition where students could try their hand at 11 skilled trades such as hair styling, photography, small engine mechanics, welding and more.