Heavy Metal Rocks
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.