High school students from the mid-Island interested in learning more about a career in construction trades are invited to sign up for a three-day event called Heavy Metal Rocks next fall.
The event is being organized by Vancouver Island University’s Trades and Applied Technology department, Nanaimo and Parksville school districts, the Vancouver Island Construction Association and WorkSafe B.C.
“We only have room for 32 students, so we encourage interested students currently in Grades 10 and 11 to get an application in right away,” said Kellie Spence of VIU’s trades faculty.
The early bird application deadline is Wednesday (June 13), with interviews in late June and September.
Heavy Metal Rocks is scheduled for Oct. 10-12 at the Timberlands Road training facility used for VIU’s Heavy Equipment Operator training program.
Students will rotate through 16 equipment stations to learn about heavy machinery.
Machines will range from existing equipment at the site to donated brand-new units being loaned just for the Heavy Metal Rocks event.
At each station an experienced equipment operator will mentor students on the machine operation, safety and capabilities.
For further information, please contact Spence at 250-740-6130 or e-mail email@example.com.