Ontario Construction Secretariat

Ontario Construction Secretariat

April 18, 2016 11:16 ET

MEDIA ADVISORY: Thousands of Students to Experience Skilled Trades in London

Government and Industry Working Together to Help Young Canadians Enter the Skilled Trades

LONDON, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 18, 2016) - On Tuesday, April 19, at the Western Fair District Metroland Media - Agriplex, the Ontario Construction Secretariat (OCS) and its partners in Ontario's unionized industrial, commercial and institutional construction sector will officially welcome the public to Future Building 2016. The three-day interactive exhibition provides attendees the opportunity to experience hands-on activities in all areas of the high-tech construction sector.

Participating in this year's opening ceremonies will be Councillor Harold Usher, with opening greetings sent from Deputy Premier Deb Matthews. Mayor Matt Brown will also be in attendance for a photo-op and to greet students.

What: Future Building 2016
Who: Mayor Matt Brown
Councillor Harold Usher
Sean Strickland, CEO, Ontario Construction Secretariat
When: Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Where: London, ON (Western Fair District - Metroland Media Agriplex, 845 Florence St.)
Why: To provide thousands of students and career seekers with the opportunity to experience hands-on activities in all areas of the high-tech construction sector and develop partnerships that prepare them to build Ontario's future.

Photo Ops:

  • Mayor Matt Brown greeting students (Tuesday, April 19 at 12:00pm)
  • Students actively engaged in skilled trades (i.e. enthusiastic students trying their hand in masonry apprentices instructing students on laying brick, attendees operating heavy machinery in a simulator)
  • Up to 5,000 attendees interacting with exhibitors in the Metroland Media Agriplex pavilion

Contact Information

  • Media Inquiries:
    Pilot PMR
    Katy James
    416.462.0199 x 236