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Economic development partners host the 2017 Skilled Trades Expo on May 24

Open to the public from 5 – 7 p.m.

Midhurst/May 10, 2017 – Economic development partners from across Simcoe County and the District of Muskoka are hosting the 2017 Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at the Elmvale Community Arena. In addition to the student session occurring throughout the afternoon, this year's event includes an evening session which is open to the public free of charge from 5 to 7 p.m.

"This will be a tremendous opportunity for residents and job seekers to learn more about area businesses and career opportunities in the skilled trades," said Warden Gerry Marshall. "The 2016 event was recognized with national and provincial awards and this year's event will be bigger and better with approximately 30 businesses scheduled to participate. Join us and help us grow and support the skilled trades."

This year's Expo will feature two sessions: a student/school session from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. and a session geared for the general public from 5 to 7 p.m. The early session will provide students with the opportunity to participate in hands-on demonstrations and interactive displays relating to dozens of skilled trades available in Simcoe County and Muskoka; while the evening session is open to the public and will provide residents of all ages with an opportunity to learn more about area businesses and career opportunities in the skilled trades.

Admission is free of charge; however, pre-registration is appreciated through http://bit.ly/2017smskilledtradesexpo  

EVENT:2017 Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo
WhereElmvale Community Arena
14 George Street, Elmvale, Ontario
WhenWednesday, May 24, 2017
Student/School session: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  
Public session: 5 to 7 p.m.

 The Simcoe Muskoka Skilled Trades Expo is co-ordinated through a partnership between the County of Simcoe, Simcoe County District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, Simcoe Muskoka Workforce Development Board, City of Orillia, City of Barrie, Springwater Township, and the Flos Agricultural Society.

The 2016 Expo was attended by approximately 1,600 Grade 7 and 8 students from around Simcoe County who were introduced to more than 30 skilled trades. The successful event received national and provincial awards from both the Economic Developers Association of Canada and the Economic Developers Council of Ontario.

County of Simcoe is composed of sixteen member municipalities and provides crucial public services to County residents in addition to providing paramedic and social services to the separated cities of Barrie and Orillia. Visit our website at simcoe.ca.

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Contacts:

Allan Greenwood
Director, Corporate Communications 
705-726-9300 ext. 1230
705-794-9301 (mobile) 
Allan.Greenwood@simcoe.ca

Collin Matanowitsch
Communications Co-ordinator
705-726-9300 ext. 1430
705-734-8386 (mobile)
Collin.Matanowitsch@simcoe.ca