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Pinetree Secondary School
School District No. 43 (Coquitlam)
Trades & Apprenticeship


Show Us Your Skills Video Contest - $5500 in Cash & Apple Products to Be Won

Hello BC students, educators and parents,

Discover Trades BC is an organization committed to increasing awareness and interest in trades among British Columbia’s high-school students. Ultimately, we hope more BC students will consider a career in the trades and that more teachers will introduce trades to students in the classroom. Recent BC Labour Market statistics indicate that by 2020 there will be one million job openings in BC and nearly half of those jobs will require trades and technical skills. Encouraging students to pursue a career in trades now will help fill these job openings in the future.

To heighten awareness about trades in British Columbia, Discover Trades BC is launching the “Show Us Your Skills" Video Contest. Students have a chance to win Apple products and schools can win cash to support trades and technology education. The 1st place winner's school wins $2k, 2nd place winner's school wins $1k and the 3rd place winner's school wins $500. Full details and rules available here.

Educators, we hope you will get behind this program and encourage students in your Planning 10, home economics, shop classes and home rooms to enter the contest. A great way to do this is to show the short video to your class.

Please feel free to share this e-mail with other students, educators and parents in BC using the "forward" button in the upper right corner of this e-mail. If you can promote via Facebook and Twitter that would be terrific.

Suggested Tweet: BC students enter Show Us Your Skills video contest - you can win Apple computer & cash for your school.

Thank you in advance for your help getting the word out about the "Show Us Your Skills" video contest.


Kelly Betts
Project Lead Discover Trades BC, Journeyman Welder and Educator

Please note: You received this e-mail because you are involved with trades or education in BC. We hope you will find the information useful however, if you have received this in error or you do not want to receive further correspondence from Discover Trades BC, you can unsubscribe by clicking the link at the bottom of the newsletter.


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Environmental Youth Alliance 



Corner of Prior and Hawks Street, East Vancouver 



Application Deadline: March 15, 2013


Apply for EYA's "Community Hive" Beekeeping Program


The Environmental Youth Alliance is now recruiting for our 2013 “Community Hive” Program that provides intensive training and mentorship in hobby beekeeping for youth (ages 15-30) with instructors Brian Campbell and Alaina Thebault.

The curriculum includes: basic natural beekeeping, pest management, habitat creation, honeybee products, and honey extraction. Classes take place at the Strathcona Community Garden’s Eco Pavilion where participants will have access to two working honeybee colonies. As this is an intensive program, advanced reading and homework will be assigned between classes.


Spring Program:


April 6, April 20, May 4, May 18, June 1, June 15, June 29


Summer Program:

Sunday mornings 9:30am-12pm

July 21, Aug 4, Aug 18, Sept 1, Sept 15, Sept 29, Oct 13



Cost for the 4-month program is $40 and is due at your first class.


 To apply, email a letter of intent to Alaina Thebault ( stating:

1) Why you want to learn about bees,

2) Your past experience working with bees (if applicable),

3) What you want to learn from the program and how you will use your new skills,

4) Your program preference (Spring or Summer) and your ability to attend all program dates and complete homework/reading assignments.

5) Your age as of March 15, 2013.

Participants MUST be able to commit for the entire duration of the program. Deadline to apply is Mar 15th.


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