Cambrian College completes six-week trades training program

By Rosalind Russell – A local anonymous supporter of Cambrian College has a new shed, thanks to students who took up a six-week trades training program.

Training consultant, Melanie Tiscombe says former Espanola teacher, Henry Girard, was hired to oversee the work of the students, which included welding, carpentry, woodwork and construction skills.

She says the $2,000 raised from the sale of the shed is going to the Espanola Helping Hand Food Bank.

Tiscombe adds with the success of the programming, there are plans in the works to hold a longer program next Spring which will also include training for electricians and more.

Financial supports are also available for anyone interested in exploring the trades as a career choice.

Interested individuals can contact the college’s two satellite campuses in Espanola and Little Current.

Photo: Students who took part in the six-week trades programming provided by Cambrian College include Sharlee Moffat, Damion Beddow, Miles Gendron, Harry Hood and Rebecca Piché. Aaron O’Bumsawin is not in the photo, but he also participated in the shed construction project led by instructor Henry Girard and overseen by Training Consultant Melanie Tincombe. Photos by Rosalind Russell

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