Day of Discovery 2012

Day of Discovery 2012 at Tridel's Ventus community.

Day of Discovery 2012 at Tridel’s Ventus community.

The Day of Discovery is a unique full day event hosted by Tridel and George Brown College. The goal of the day is to create awareness about the career opportunities available in the construction industry.

The day consists of a tour of a Tridel project at different stages of construction and a tour of George Brown’s Centre for Construction & Engineering Technologies.

On the construction site, participants are educated on safety practices and observe the trades at work. The trades people and Tridel staff share their own personal career experiences and shed light on the culture in the construction industry.

At George Brown College, the youth participate in several hands-on activities and instructors and college staff provide valuable information about college programs and apprenticeship training.

Learning by doing -- the basics of brick laying at George Brown College, May 31, 2012.

Learning by doing — the basics of brick laying at George Brown College, May 31, 2012.

Other community partners participate in the event by being available at the end of the day to offer information and answer questions about their specific programs. Our partners include The City of Toronto, The Children’s Aid Society of Toronto, The Children’s Aid Foundation and HammerHeads.

This event illustrates how industry, agencies and government can work together to provide an experience like The Day of Discovery.

Watch this video to see what happened on the Day of Discovery in 2012:

Read more about the 2012 Day of Discovery on the Tridel Talks blog.

More photos in the galleries.