COVID-19 July 29, 2020 Update

In response to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic, TTG continues to suspend some of its onsite training. The courses and programs affected include Custom Training and Working At Heights. TTG’s Pre-Apprenticeship Programs in Clinton and Stratford are both currently in progress. This program delivery is based on a blended delivery model of online learning combined with onsite training in small groups for practical hands-on skills development. TTG intends to continue with this blended training delivery model in the fall when we welcome back our Welder and Fabricator Apprentices in Stratford.

Delivery:
TBC November 2020
1 Day Camp
Location:
Stratford, Ontario
Cost:
$30 half-day & $60 full day
Highlights:
  • Technology & learning is fun
  • 8 hands-on workshops to choose from
  • Make a project you can take home!

About the Camp

2020 Registration will be available soon!

Calling All Parents!

Want your child to have some fun, learn about technology, use real tools and build cool projects? Enroll them in our technology and skilled trades awareness workshops at our one-day FunTECH Camp in November!

FunTECH Camp is all about giving youth, ages 7-14, an opportunity to explore their interest and talents in technology and trades. Hands-on workshops allow them to discover different career possibilities in a fun, safe and affordable way! With more than 8 workshops available, there are lots of exciting options for every child to choose from.

This could be the spark that captures their excitement for a lifetime!

Camp Information

Date: TBC November 2020
Duration: 9am-4pm (AM workshop 9am-noon, PM workshop 12:45-3:45pm)
Workshops: Junior & Senior Workshops available
Location: Stratford District Secondary School, 428 Forman Ave., Stratford, ON
Fee: $30.00 half day or $60.00 full day (per child)

Camp Overview

Kids can register for the full day and experience two 3-hour workshops or attend for a half day (morning or afternoon) and participate in one 3-hour workshop. At the end of each workshop, each student walks away with a project or product they have built or prepared themselves!

FunTECH Camp workshops are taught by Stratford District Secondary School Tech Teachers, with the help of over 45 Technical Students and Community Volunteers.

Before registering, we suggested you view the workshops available with your child and identify their first & second choices:

Registration spaces are limited!

Youth Sponsors

Junior Courses (7-10)

The following workshops are for kids ages 7-10 and are filled on a first come, first served basis.

We do our best to accommodate workshop choices, however if the FunTECH workshop you have selected is FULL, we will place your child in the workshop selected as their alternate choice. If this is also full, we will contact you to discuss the options still available.

If you have any questions or require additional information, contact us at 519-801-8641, or info@technicaltraininggroup.org.

FULL

JR - 11

FULL

JR-01

Culinary Arts
Instructor: Dean Elieff

Students will learn about food preparation, cooking and presentation while working in a fully equipped restaurant kitchen environment. After working up an appetite, students will get to sample their creations.

Course Description
9:00 am - 12 noon Course Code
12:45 pm - 3:45 pm Course Code

JR - 02

JR - 12

Manufacturing Technology
Instructor: Trevor Riehl

Students will learn about machining and welding processes while using equipment such as the metal lathe, CNC lathe and mill, drill press and metal band saw, while manufacturing their project. At the end of the program the students will take home their completed projects.

JR - 03

JR - 13

Cosmetology
Instructor: Cathie Riddell

Students will learn simple hands-on techniques and identify trends in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry using appropriate materials and equipment. Students will leave with a manicured look and a small goody bag of course related products.

JR - 04

JR - 14

Horticulture/Green Industries – NEW! Instructor: Christine Ritsma

Honey bees are an important part of our ecosystem and this workshop explores the many issues confronting our pollinator friends such as habitat, disease, and pests. While working in the greenhouse, students will construct and take home a bee house. Students will also have the chance to sample four different types of honey.

JR - 05

JR - 15

Tech Design & Construction Technology
Instructor: Keith Edwards

Students will learn about the design-build process while using equipment such as AutoCAD software in the drafting room and the mitre saw, drill press and band saw in the woodworking shop while constructing their project. At the end of the program the students will take home their completed projects.

FunTECH Camp Schedule
  • Date: TBC November 2020
  • Location: Stratford District Secondary School, 428 Forman Ave., Stratford, ON
  • Morning Classes (run 9am until noon): Registration opens at 8:00am, please arrive no later than 8:45am to register.
  • Lunch in Cafeteria: 12:00pm-12:45pm (full day students to bring their own brown bag lunches)
  • Afternoon Classes (run 12:45-3:45pm): If registering for afternoon session only, please arrive no later than 12:30pm to register
Additional Information
  • Students will be working in fully equipped technical areas. Please ensure they are dressed appropriately (no shorts, skirts, baggy clothing, or open toed shoes).
  • Please pack a brown bag lunch for your child each day (non-refrigerated). PLEASE NOTE: FunTECH and Stratford District Secondary School are NUT-FREE zones.
  • All classes will start with a thorough safety lesson. We stress SAFETY FIRST!
  • All classes are taught by qualified instructors, but volunteer helpers are always welcome. If you would like to help out in a classroom, please include this information in the comment box on your registration form and we will contact you to discuss.
  • We take photos during the FunTECH program to add to our online photo gallery and to use in future promotional materials. Local media may also be onsite during FunTECH taking pictures for publication. If you do not want your child to be included in any photos that will be published either through TTG or the Media, please let us know when you register.
  • Cancellations/Refunds: An administrative fee of 15% is charged for any withdrawals. A refund of 85% will be provided if a registrant withdraws within a minimum of 5 business days prior to the FunTECH camp date. Following this, fees are non-refundable.

Senior Courses (11-14)

The following workshops are for kids ages 11-14 and are filled on a first come, first served basis.

We do our best to accommodate workshop choices, however if the FunTECH workshop you have selected is FULL, we will place your child in the workshop selected as their alternate choice. If this is also full, we will contact you to discuss the options still available.

If you have any questions or require additional information, contact us at 519-801-8641, or info@technicaltraininggroup.org.

FULL

SR - 16

FULL

SR-06

Welding Technology
Instructor: Greg Hoogenes and Joel McLeod

Students will learn metal working skills while using equipment such as the MIG welder, plasma arc cutter and metal bandsaw to fabricate their project in the welding shop. At the end of the program the students will take home their completed projects.

Course Description
9:00 am - 12 noon Course Code
12:45 pm - 3:45 pm Course Code

SR-07

SR-17

Cosmetology
Instructor: Cathie Riddell

Students will learn simple hands-on techniques and identify trends in the hairstyling and aesthetics industry using appropriate materials and equipment. Students will leave with a manicured look and a small goody bag of course related products.

SR-08

SR-18

Culinary Arts
Instructor: Dean Elieff

Students will learn about food preparation, cooking and presentation while working in a fully equipped restaurant kitchen environment. After working up an appetite, students will get to sample their creations.

SR-09

SR-19

Sewing
Instructor: Joyce De Decker

Students will learn the skills needed to operate a sewing machine and be shown some basic techniques used to repair clothing. At the end of the workshop students will leave with a completed project they have made.

SR-10

SR-20

Manufacturing Technology
Instructor: Trevor Riehl

Students will learn about machining and welding processes while using equipment such as the metal lathe, CNC lathe and mill, drill press and metal band saw, as well as while manufacturing their project. At the end of the program the students will take home their completed projects.

SR-11

SR-21

Robotics Programming
Instructors: Jason Carter, Carter Automation

Students will learn basic programming fundamentals. After the basics are covered students will get to work at solving missions from First Lego League’s 2018 Into Orbit challenge board. Each participant will have the opportunity to design and build their own robot using a LEGO® MINDSTORMS® Educational EV3 kit. Students will be given time to test and debug their robot code before competing in the challenge.

SR-12

SR-22

Tech Design & Construction Technology
Instructor: Greg Judge

Students will learn about the design-build process while using equipment such as AutoCAD software in the drafting room and the mitre saw, drill press and band saw in the woodworking shop while constructing their project. At the end of the program the students will take home their completed projects.

FunTECH Camp Schedule
  • Date: TBC November 2020
  • Location: Stratford District Secondary School, 428 Forman Ave., Stratford, ON
  • Morning Classes (run 9am until noon): Registration opens at 8:00am, please arrive no later than 8:45am to register.
  • Lunch in Cafeteria: 12:00pm-12:45pm (full day students to bring their own brown bag lunches)
  • Afternoon Classes (run 12:45-3:45pm): If registering for afternoon session only, please arrive no later than 12:30pm to register
Additional Information
  • Students will be working in fully equipped technical areas. Please ensure they are dressed appropriately (no shorts, skirts, baggy clothing, or open toed shoes).
  • Please pack a brown bag lunch for your child each day (non-refrigerated). PLEASE NOTE: FunTECH and Stratford District Secondary School are NUT-FREE zones.
  • All classes will start with a thorough safety lesson. We stress SAFETY FIRST!
  • All classes are taught by qualified instructors, but volunteer helpers are always welcome. If you would like to help out in a classroom, please include this information in the comment box on your registration form and we will contact you to discuss.
  • We take photos during the FunTECH program to add to our online photo gallery and to use in future promotional materials. Local media may also be onsite during FunTECH taking pictures for publication. If you do not want your child to be included in any photos that will be published either through TTG or the Media, please let us know when you register.
  • Cancellations/Refunds: An administrative fee of 15% is charged for any withdrawals. A refund of 85% will be provided if a registrant withdraws within a minimum of 5 business days prior to the FunTECH camp date. Following this, fees are non-refundable.

Registration

Due to limited workshop availability, registrations will be accepted on a first come, first served basis. We do our best to accommodate workshop choices, however if the FunTECH workshop you have selected is FULL, we will place your child in the workshop selected as their alternate choice. If this is also full, we will contact you to discuss the options still available.

Registration Process
  1. Fill out and submit the online registration form below.
  2. You will be contacted by a TTG FunTECH representative by email and provided with your confirmation and workshop details within 7 business days.
  3. In this confirmation email we will request you provide payment to secure the workshop spot(s) you have selected.

If you do not receive a confirmation email within 7 business days, call (519) 801-8641 or email info@technicaltraininggroup.org.

Payment
  • Option #1: Interac email-transfer: Please send to: . MANDATORY: Include the child’s full name and email address for the receipt in "Comment" field.  
  • Option #2: Certified Cheque or Money Order (payable to the Technical Training Group): Please mail to: Technical Training Group, 617 Douro Street, Suite 202, Stratford ON N5A 0B5. MANDATORY: Include the child’s full name and email address for the receipt in "Comment" field.

Payment deadline: TBC, November 2020

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