Try A Trade

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What is DSBN Try A Trade?

Try a Trade is an opportunity for grade 7 and 8 students to explore careers in the skilled trades with a fun activity you can do at home.

Pick 1 of 5 different trades, and we will send you a kit with most of the tools and materials needed to complete activities related to your trade of choice. You can do the activities at home, at your own pace. When you are finished, you can send in a picture of your work for a chance to win prizes!

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How does it work?



Register for a free Try A Trade Kit and wait for it to be delivered to your home



Open your Kit, learn from the included materials, & start creating!



Take a photo of your finished project and send it to [email protected] for a chance to win!

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What is OYAP?

OYAP stands for Ontario Youth Apprentice Program. It is a high school program that allows you to try a huge variety of apprenticeship-based careers in skilled trades.

OYAP allows you to explore and find the right career for you. With over 140 apprenticeship trades to choose from, there is something for everyone to explore.

The possibilities are endless.
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Try A Trade Kits

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What Trades Can I Try?

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This project is funded by the
Government of Ontario.