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A Southwestern Ontario newspaper has published a news story highlighting careers in welding for youth. 

The Simcoe Reformer's story, "Future birght for welders" by Monte Sonneberg highlights students graduating from Valley Heights Secondary School with "job-ready certification in the trade." According to the story, the high school graduates have access to welding jobs across Canada that pay from $40,000 to $90,000 a year.

A big part of the push to promote a career in welding comes from the CWA Foundation, which was formed in April 2013 to address the skilled welding trades shortage in Canada and the lack of youth attracted to the sector.

Indeed, Simcoe Reformer article cites the program being used locally. In January, 21 grade 8 students from Houghton Public School attended a CWA Foundation sponsored program that saw the students attend in class basic welding training sessions at Valley Heights high school, as well as perform some basic welding. 

The story quotes grade 8 student Richard Wiens: “I’ve tried it a few times in my dad’s shop. I can build things now. I know now not to play around with it. It can be pretty dangerous. You can easily hurt somebody.”

The CWA Foundation is a federal non-share capital corporation with Registered Charitable Status. Managed by executive director Deborah Mates, the Foundation's key mandate is to create access to education opportunities for all levels of education from elementary through to post secondary, aboriginal people, women, people with disabilities and visible minorites.

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