16th Options Skilled Trades Fair

The Options Skilled Trades Fair is underway in Pembroke today.

More than 200 senior high school studentsare competing and more than 15 hundred students will attend today's Options Skilled Trades Fair at the Pembroke Memorial Centre. There are currently chronic shortages in many skilled trades and as trades people retire, it's expected those shortages will hit a million jobs in 10 years. "Options" introduces high school students to possible skilled trades careers and has been an effective grassroots effort to provide a skilled labour force for the future.