Try a Trade

Program Description

What is this program about?

Try-A-Trade is sponsored by the TRU School of Trades and Technology. It is an opportunity for area youth to practice some of the hands-on skills used on a daily basis by automotive technicians, cabinet makers, carpenters, electricians and welders.

These events, for students from Grades 6 to 9, are held in conjunction with The Cariboo Regional Skills and Cariboo Junior Skills Competitions in The Trades and Technology Centre at Thompson Rivers University.

For the complete agenda visit the TRU web site here.



What do students earn

Winners of the Skills Canada Competitions can earn a Gold, Silver or Bronze Medals! See list of last year’s winners here.


Benefits to Students

Why should students take this program?

Skills Canada and Skills Canada BC believe that allowing students to use the tools-of-the-trade under direct supervision of qualified tradespeople is the best way to encourage youth to pursue a career in trades and technologies.

Students participating in Try-A-Trade will also witness students competing in 7 trades that make up The Cariboo Regional Skills Competition and 4 challenging competitions that make up the Cariboo Junior Skills Competition.

Areas where interested youth may Interact with tools and equipment will be available for the following trades:

  • Automotive
  • Heavy Duty Mechanics
  • Woodworking
  • Electrical Wiring
  • Piping

Contact your TNT Coordinator to Register