High school students in New Brunswick may be the answer to the province’s unemployment problem and could help to fill the manufacturing skilled trades gap in the near future.
Call “the Manufacturing Way” the program is being offered to high schools in Edmundston, NB. It will let students select different training courses in the trades starting in Grade 10.
According to an online CBC report, students will be able to select from options such as mechanics and electric, but other programs may be added in the future.
The news report notes that the district has partnered with local companies to help provide some of the training, offering real-life experiences.