SYDNEY, N.S. — A group of students crowded around Cole MacDougall as he navigated the steering wheel in front of him.
Sitting in Centre 200 in Sydney, MacDougall was using the heavy vehicle operator simulator and the Glace Bay High School student was concentrating hard on the screen.
Behind him, the students concentrated as MacDougall did, watching him reach to flip switches and then manoeuvre the steering wheel as a heavy vehicle operator on the job would.
The simulator was one of the hands-on experiences at a career showcase hosted by Skills Canada on Tuesday. A pilot project, exhibitors set up in a tradeshow manner to provide information about their industry, education needed to pursue that field and examples of what it’s like once working. Read more…