Memorial hosts Career Awareness Day
ous career options available to Grade 9 students and showcased programs offered at Memorial such as information technology, carpentry, radio television broadcasting and motor vehicle repair.
Vocational programs can be entered at a Grade 10 or Grade 11 level and run for two-to threeyear periods. Students can come back as returning graduates and complete their chosen program in one year.
“ We had 14 booths set up in the gym with information and displays from the various programs. There were interactive demonstrations where students could solder pipes or hook up electrical wires.”
Collier said it is important for Grade 9 students to be aware of programs available at Memorial and have the opportunity to talk to students and instructors in those programs.
“Having booths set up in the gym worked out well. It was definitely informative for the students who were able to take their time and try different things.”
There are 335 students enrolled in the 12 core vocational/technical programs at Memorial, about 34 per cent of the student population.
“Grade 9 students don’t always know what we offer at Memorial,” he said. “Career Awareness Day makes them aware of the wide variety of options out there when it comes to vocational and technical trades. Overall, it was a busy but a very productive day.”
Collier noted registration for vocational technical programs will be starting in April. “This gives the Grade 9 students time to discuss programs and possible options with their parents and guidance counsellors.” SYDNEY — A 25-year-old Sydney Mines man has been fined $5,000 after pleading guilty to a count of possession of cocaine for the purpose of trafficking.
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Jeremy MacDonald of MacLennan Junior High School in Westmount solders a copper pipe fitting. Looking on are Memorial plumbing and heating students Matthew Nugent, Katherine Marinelli and Jordan Penny.