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Trades for Rookies

Dec 17, 2018 | Canadore College

(NORTH BAY, ONT.) – Canadore College and Hard Hat Hunter have partnered to create a series of webisodes highlighting the trades from a beginner’s lens.

The series, Steel Toe Rookie, is a collaboration between the organizations designed to highlight specific trades, as well as associated health and safety practices in the style of ‘a day in the life of…’ and is hosted by former NHLer, Bill Houlder.

“When Hard Hat Hunter approached us with the idea for the series, we were thrilled,” said Shawn Chorney, vice-president of enrolment, student and Indigenous services. “The shows raise the esteem of different trades and celebrates the incredible teams of people and members of Hard Hat Hunter from our region, all of whom literally make it possible to live in our beautiful community.”

The webisodes were filmed by Canadore College media students throughout the summer of 2018 and will be officially launched over a breakfast with local tradespeople, partners and the show’s host, Bill Houlder.

Event:             Steel Toe Rookie Launch

Date:               Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Time:              7:30 – 9 a.m.

Location:        Syl’s Neighbourhood Kitchen, 850 McKeown Avenue, North Bay, Ont.

Hard Hat Hunter is a complimentary online platform specifically geared to individuals working within the trades sector, from labourers to engineers, to mine equipment operators and masons. The medium allows individuals to highlight education, skillsets, accomplishments and experience to prospective employers and contractors, connects industry professionals to one another, as well as access industry-related news in a trades-centric community. The platform was launched in 2016 and has since grown to be an international medium with users from 100+ countries with 25,000 visitors a day, 18 connections made every minute and an impressive 4.5 million connections worldwide.

Canadore College trains people through applied learning, leadership and innovation. It provides access to over 75 full-time quality programs and has outstanding faculty and provides success services to students from nearly 400 Canadian communities and 15 international countries. The College and its students add nearly $244 million to Nipissing Parry Sound Service Area economy. Approximately 1,000 students graduate from Canadore each year, and they join 45,000 alumni working across the globe. Canadore receives less than 50 per cent of its traditional funding from the provincial Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities and relies on its own innovation and entrepreneurial endeavors and generous donors for the balance.

For more information, please contact:  Jessica Charette at 705.475.2538 or; Carrie Richmond at 705.474.7600, ext. 5216 or

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