Interested in learning a trade, but don’t know where or how to start?
Georgian College’s Muskoka Campus in Bracebridge is offering a series of FREE bootcamps this fall and winter. Bootcamps allow participants to harness their inner DIY’er and focus on a specific trade or skill like carpentry, plumbing, electrical, roof and wall framing, passive solar greenhouse builds, and more.
Operations Manager James Fielding says the bootcamps are a great way to introduce people to the trades.
“A lot of our past bootcamp participants had never been in a shop before, or had limited experience, but were interested in learning a new skill and exploring a new career path or hobby,” he explains.
Participants will learn through a mix of in-class instruction and project-based learning in the campus’ state-of-the-art shop. They’ll also learn about techniques programs, apprenticeships, and jobs in the skilled trades.
The first bootcamp – Carpentry Tools and Construction Projects for Women – runs Oct. 24 and 25, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Participants must be 16 years of age or older.