At Canfor, we know all too well how important the skilled trades’ workforce is to our company and our industry. That is why Canfor and Canfor Pulp have been huge supporters of projects and initiatives that assist in developing the next generation of this critical segment of our workforce. One such example is the Canfor Elementary Trades Program, which introduces Prince George elementary students to careers in trades.
On Nov. 28, Canfor handed over the keys to the new Canfor mobile trades trailer that will help expose more Prince George grade 5-7 students to various trades.
The program is not new but Canfor recently amplified the impact of the Canfor Elementary Trades Program through our donation and outfitting of a mobile trades workshop. The trailer will travel to elementary schools in the Prince George area and provide students in grades 5-7 with the tools and materials to get hands-on exposure and experience with various trades.
On November 28, I attended the event where the trailer was unveiled and we handed over the keys to School District 57, and was joined by colleagues Peter Lovell, Jason Korolek, Darcy Culling and Mark Valenta.
Brett Robinson, Jason Korolek, Peter Lovell, Darcy Culling and Mark Valenta
At this time, there are seven elementary schools that are participating in the Canfor Elementary Trades Program and each will have the trailer on site at some point each year.
We look forward to the success of the Canfor Mobile Workshop and hope that it will help spark an interest in trades’ careers in elementary school students throughout Prince George.