PHOTO: Trades are tried at TRU

Grade 5 student Payshence Peters from Savona elementary learns how to solder a pipe from third-year TRU plumbing student Dan Mousseau at an event held on Friday at the university’s trades building.

More than 300 students elementary students from all over the Kamloops-Thompson school district got hands-on experience in welding, carpentry, plumbing and all other trades offered at Thompson Rivers University as part of the post secondary institution’s Try A Trade event.

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Students spent 35 minutes at each station learning from trades students the skills they themselves may one day wish to pursue as a career.

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