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MIND OVER METAL CAMP

Claremont Secondary School

Dates July 4th to 7th 2017

MIND OVER METAL SUMMER WELDING CAMP

The welding industry has many great career opportunities ranging from welder, welding inspector, welding researcher and even a welding engineer. To introduce students from ages 12-15 to the trade, the Canadian Welding Association Foundation (CWA Foundation) will be hosting a welding summer camp at Claremont Seconday School.

The CWA Foundation hosted its first pilot welding camp in the summer of 2014 in Edmonton, Alberta and is now introducing the camps to all provinces across Canada for the months of June, July, and August. This summer the CWA Foundation will be funding over 35 camps in almost every province across Canada.

The Saanich camp will be hosted by School District 63 at Claremont Secondary School. This free camp funded by the CWA Foundation will run from July 4th to the 7th 2017

Welding safety, Gas Metal Arc Welding (GMAW), introduction to weld symbols, and a brief overview of the impact welding has on our daily lives will be part of the camp. Once the theoretical part is completed, the students will practice on the welding simulator and then have fun with real arcs and sparks while they create their very own projects like cowbells, and business card holders.

It’s going to open up a lot of possibilities to the students because this is such a unique opportunity. It’s going to be hands-on and fun so when they finish they’ll have great memories and hopefully feel inspired to pursue a career in the welding profession, said Mates. We are excited to be able to bring this opportunity to the Provinces and expose youth to something they may never have imagined.”

The Foundations key mandates are to support public safety awareness, and to address the skilled welding labour shortage in Canada. It will also focus on creating access to educational opportunities for all levels of education from elementary through to post- secondary, as well as aboriginal peoples, women, those with disabilities and visible minorities.

For more information on how to get involved or registered please contact

Les Lowe 250 658 5221 loc 239 email llowe@sd63.bc.ca

https://www.cwa-foundation.org/programs/mind-over-metal-camps