Shoulder Tappers program connects students to training

Nanaimo students will have access to assistance when looking at trades training after provincial government grant.

Nanaimo school district students will have assistance when examining high-tech and trades training options, after a $25,000 grant from the provincial government.

The money will go to initiate the Shoulder Tappers program, which according to a B.C. government press release, “enlists career coordinators or recruitment specialists” that will work with students in order to help them connect with training and on-the-job experience.

The coordinators will mentor elementary and high school students and assist them in accessing courses in industries that include aircraft engineering and heavy-duty mechanics. Coordinators will also work with employers, the Industry Training Authority and CES Career Education Society of B.C. to help students connect with opportunities.

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