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Journey to the Trades Engages Van Tech Students

On January 16, hundreds of students flocked through Van Tech Secondary's cafeteria to learn more about the trades. Booths were set up advertising BCIT, VCC and a variety of other VSB ACE-IT programs including the culinary arts, carpentry, fashion, hairdressing and Tupper Tech programs. Over 300 students attended along with 25 organizations and trades programs from across Metro Vancouver.

The exhibition followed a panel discussion involving VSB graduates who've gone on to succeed in their chosen fields. Speakers included Mark Jang, a current line cook at Cactus Club, Johnson Quon, a VSB painter, Jennifer Kelly, a styling educator, Alex Stahl, a site supervisor at Lyle Construction and Rodney Robinson, an auto service technician at JMT Auto Solutions. Other speakers included Marko Wong, a VSB electrician, Skylar Albrecht, a welder and rigger, Crystal Tan a baking and pastry student and Tyler Jones, a mechanical plumber based in Fort McMurray.

To learn more about the trades, click here.
To read a recent article about the event in the Vancouver Courier, click here.

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