Northern College and School College Work Initiative Preparing to Host Symposium Featuring HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler

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TIMMINS, ON: Parents wanting to help their children make informed choices about post-secondary education should mark Saturday, May 3, 2014 in their calendars. Northern College and the School College Work Initiative are preparing to host the third installment of the Go to College Trades and Technology Symposium at Northern’s Timmins Campus. As part of the event, special guest speaker HGTV personality Bryan Baeumler will address attendees and discuss how youth can attain successful and rewarding careers in skilled trades.

Bryan Baeumler doesn’t believe he’s put in an honest day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty! A natural-born teacher, the Gemini-award winning host has been educating and entertaining viewers across Canada and the US for over seven years on the hit shows Leave it to Bryan, House of Bryan and Disaster DIY.

The goal of the symposium is to bring parents, industry professionals and educators together for open dialogue about trades and technology. A panel discussion will focus on the various opportunities available to those who study and work in trades and technology. Alumni, current students, employers and college representatives will share their thoughts and experiences.

Go to College Trades and Technology Symposium will run from 9:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Attendees will be provided with lunch, and will have an opportunity to tour the college’s facilities.

A raffle featuring two prizes provided by Baeumler himself will conclude the day. Up to 100 attendees will be given the opportunity to snap a photo with Baeumler and receive an autographed photo for $10. All funds raised through the autographs will be put towards bursaries for students taking trades and technology programs at the college.

“It’s important that high school students are well informed about the various post-secondary options available to them. Parents have a direct influence on what careers their children pursue and it’s equally important that they are aware of what is available,” said Fred Gibbons, President of Northern College. “Who better to open the discussion on trades and technology than our panel of industry professionals, successful alumni and current students?”

Parents who are interested in attending can register online at until Wednesday, April 30th. For more information please call 705.235.6841


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