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Explore the Trades Sponsors



Help students get involved in the Skilled Trades!


Dear Community Partner,

As we seek to nurture the next generation of builders growing Halton's economy, the Halton District School Board is hosting the 5th annual “Explore the Skilled Trades” Virtual Event on April 17th & 23rd, 2024 for more than 7,000 Grade 7 students to learn about a career in the skilled trades.


With skilled trades labour shortages, sparking student interest in trades is imperative. This inspirational event has planted entrepreneurial seeds, with past alumni now pursuing skilled trades apprenticeships and technological education courses in college.


There are a couple of ways you can help:

1) Sponsor our Event

We are looking for prize donations to help support this event. Prizes motivate student engagement while underscoring the value in the skilled trades. Any items are greatly appreciated (e.g. gift certificates/cards, apparel, tools kits etc.). Company logos will be displayed on this Explore the Trades website for one year 2024 - 2025 as appreciation for your contribution.


We thank our 2024 Explore the Trades sponsors:


2) Be a Workshop Presenter

As experts guiding youth on career pathways, your insights are invaluable. We invite you to share with students your experience in the trades. You can use this Expression of Interest Form to be involved in the event -- feel free to share it with other contacts in the field as well! We have provided 6 Guiding Questions to help you prepare for your presentation,


By supporting initiatives nurturing our future workforces early on, communities prosper long-term. We aim to intersect applied learning with local partnerships so students gain exposure.


This event relies on collective contributions so our region remains vibrant while preparing talented youth as your next star employees! Let’s continue building Halton’s future together through the trades.




Wonuola Yomi-Odedeyi, Ph.D.

Experiential Learning Lead

Cell# 289-707-1964