Heavy Metal Rocks

The Prince George Citizen - - Local -

North­ern Regional Con­struc­tion As­so­ci­a­tion and School Dis­trict 57 held the 16th year of Heavy Metal Rocks. Gary Gordy, right, Twin Rivers safety co­or­di­na­tor, over­sees Kaiya Green­field, a Grade 10 student at Prince George Sec­ondary School on an ex­ca­va­tor. Heavy Metal Rocks, co­or­di­nated by the skills, trades and ca­reers de­part­ment of School Dis­trict 57, gives high school stu­dents prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence op­er­at­ing pieces of heavy ma­chin­ery and con­nects them with po­ten­tial em­ploy­ers. Safety train­ing be­gan on Wed­nes­day, at the Col­lege of New Cale­do­nia. Par­tic­i­pants also toured the CNC trades fa­cil­i­ties and got a look at the new Kelly Road Sec­ondary School con­struc­tion site. Fol­low­ing the ini­tial train­ing, stu­dents and pro­fes­sional op­er­a­tors were on the Heavy Metal Rocks work site – the Pit­man As­phalt gravel pit off Foothills Boule­vard – Thurs­day and Fri­day. The pro­gram wraps up with a half day at the site to­day.

CIT­I­ZEN PHOTO BY BRENT BRAATEN

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