Wednesday, November 1st wasn’t a typical school day for 35 ninth-grade students. Instead of being in their classroom, the students, who are children or relatives of an Irving Shipbuilding employee, spent the day at Halifax Shipyard as part of Take Our Kids to Work Day.
The students experienced a full day of learning about the shipbuilding and marine industry, future career opportunities, and the role of our workforce in building and maintaining the Royal Canadian Navy’s current and future fleets. To start the day off the students were briefed on the history of the shipyard and our current work supporting the Navy. This was followed by a presentation from Unifor Local 1 about trades, training and career opportunities. Students also participated in activities such as a Lego based shipbuilding activity, lunch with their parent/guardian, a Smart Marine 3D Model demonstration, and a tour of the Halifax Shipyard, the most modern shipbuilding facility in North America.
Good luck to the students who experienced a “day in the life” at Halifax Shipyard. We think we may have a few future shipbuilders amongst the group!