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Students interested in the skilled trades can earn while they learn, and a recent event held in Alliston encouraged female students to consider that opportunity, too.

The Skills Work for Women Networking event held at the Nottawasaga Inn Resort on Nov. 7 was hosted by the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Program (OYAP) and Skills Ontario and was attended by 300 students from the Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB) and the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board (SMCDSB).

“What we’re trying to do is look at ways to encourage under-represented groups to get involved in apprenticeships and skilled trade occupations,” Sarah Kekewich, OYAP co-ordinator at the SCDSB said. “There is a skilled trades shortage.”

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