COVID-19 Update – March 25, 2022: In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, TTG continues to monitor and follow local and provincial information and recommendations to ensure the safety of all trainees, instructors, staff and others.
TTG’s programming and outreach for youth is unique and offers a potential long-term solution to the skilled trades shortages in our local economy. Our overall goal is to reposition skilled trades as a credible/valid career option in the minds of youth and their parents.
TTG understands that the importance of being exposed to experiential learning opportunities at an early age can often be the key to inspiring young people to sign up for tech studies in high school. This kind of exposure can also help start discussions with their families about possible trades-focused career paths in the future.
TTG’s youth engagement initiatives are delivered with community partners such as the Avon Maitland District School Board, Huron-Perth Catholic District School Board, Huron and Perth County Economic Development, local service providers, businesses, and industry organizations.
TTG provides a wide range of activities and experiences that introduce youth to the skilled trades, which can be found in the above tabs.
Building the skills for tomorrow’s workforce is a shared responsibility. These types of innovative and interactive tools and programming will help TTG, along with our community partners, to continue to generate engaging and meaningful discussions about the potential for in-demand careers in the skilled trades in our communities.
Watch for our TTG Training Trailer coming soon!
This trailer will be used for educational purposes as part of TTG’s Youth Outreach and will be scheduled to attend community events and schools. More details to come.
TTG coordinates and delivers a wide range of technology and trades focused workshops for youth.
These hands-on workshops can focus on areas such as Construction, Manufacturing, Welding, Culinary Arts, Robotics, Comm-Tech, Sewing, Masonry, Plumbing, Electrical and Cosmetology to name just a few.
The goal of these workshops is to expose youth to various areas of technology and trades teach them how to use a variety of tools and equipment. At the end of the workshop, each student walks away with a project or product they have built or prepared themselves.
For more information, or to discuss booking an activity or creating a customized youth experience for your event or school, contact us at:
519-801-8641 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
To help engage and connect with youth about the skilled trades, TTG recently purchased a VRTEX® Engage™ Virtual Welder, generously supported by funding provided by the Stratford Perth Community Foundation (the Melanson Family Fund) and the Libro Prosperity fund.
This virtual welder provides an opportunity to experience a highly engaging and interactive simulation of the welding process in almost any setting. It’s portable, requires no welding or safety equipment to operate and is suitable for all ages and skill levels.
Through the Libro Prosperity Fund, TTG purchased four sets of virtual goggles developed by ORIGIN, a company based out of Thunder Bay.
These goggles deliver virtual reality experiences which help create awareness and provide compelling, “real life” exposure to the skilled trades. There are wide range of video experiences available within the goggles, which include:
Boilermaker, Carpenter, Electrician, Millwright, Health and Safety, Journeyman, Logistics Coordinator, Operation Innovation, Powerline Technician, Underground Mine Worker, Remote Site Labourer and two Indigenous Videos: Scraping a Moosehide and Indigenous Full Moon Ceremony.