Around 175 students got to see what a career in the trades would look like at last weeks Trades and Industry Carnival. The event, hosted by the Northern Lights School Division at their Trades Exposure Centre in Bonnyville, gave students a chance to learn about trade options after high school. Demonstrations, interactive displays and more were on tap for the future employees.

“It was fantastic to see how engaged the students were in the different activities,” said Board Chair Arlene Hrynyk. “For some of them, this introduction to a trade may help them determine what they want to do in the future.”

Students were able to try scaffolding, welding, power tongs, and putting out a fire. They were also treated to lunch courtesy of NES Sure Flow. Also featured was a talk from Saddle Lake Chief Eddy Makokis, who spoke about the importance of education and on partnering with the oil and gas industry to ensure the future prosperity of the students communities.