This spring, a seven-week Trades Orientation Program was offered to the youth in treatment at Portage Atlantic by the New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour. The program provided hands-on learning to residents who had an interest in the skilled trades. Thanks to in-kind contributions from several Apprenticeship and Occupational Certification partners, participants were exposed to carpentry, electrical, and plumbing trades.
As part of the Trades Orientation Program, the youth put the final touches on one of the new shelters that was being built at the Cassidy Lake drug addiction rehabilitation centre. The construction of the shelters was a donation from the Carpenter Apprentices, with material provided by the Apprenticeship Branch.
The New Brunswick Department of Post-Secondary Education, Training and Labour, has been offering the Trades Orientation Program for Portage Atlantic youth since 2013.
Portage Atlantic is very grateful for the support of all involved.