It was another successful turnout for the Northern Gateway Public Schools Career Exposure Summer Bootcamps.
This year, NGPS had 250 students sign up for the courses, which ran from July 2 to July 12 in Whitecourt and Onoway. Students who participate can earn up to 5 credits for the course they take.
NGPS Dual Credit and Career Consultant David Quick, says there were a variety of courses offered this year, including cosmetology, welding, construction, motorcycle mechanics, auto mechanics, safety training, baking and cooking, and an RMCP Bootcamp course.
This is the third year for the Career Exposure Bootcamps and attendance has increased each time; 90 students attended in 2017 and 150 participated in 2018.
The Career Exposure Bootcamps are made possible through partnerships between NGPS, the Town of Whitecourt, Woodlands County, community and business sponsors, and the Alberta government.