Hamilton’s Mohawk College hosting event to ‘inspire interest’ in skilled trades as demand grows

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Published July 12, 2022 at 1:12 pm

Hamilton's Mohawk College is hosting a community event this week to raise awareness and inspire interest in skilled trades at its Stoney Creek campus.

Hamilton’s Mohawk College is hosting a community event this week to “raise awareness and inspire interest” in skilled trades.

The event will take place Friday (July 15) from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. It will feature tech-related trainers and simulators, family activities, food, face painting, guest speakers, and entertainers.

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“At a time when there is an increased need for skilled tradespeople in the workforce, families, students and community members are being welcomed to college’s Stoney Creek campus,” said Mohawk in a media release.

The list of activities and attractions includes 12 different trade and/or tech-related trainers and simulators, mobile welding classrooms, 3D printers, tool demonstrations, and more.

The event is being held at the Marshall School of Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship at 481 Barton St. East. The 300,000-square-foot campus is the largest training centre for apprentices in Ontario.

Scheduled to speak at the event are Mohawk associate dean Melissa Groves, trades dean David Santi, and Paul Clipsham of Skills Ontario.

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