TESTIMONIALS

 

Hear what past attendees have to say about Future Building!


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We went to the Future Building exhibit today with our 34 grade 7 and 8s, and in all my 35 years of teaching I would rank today’s trip as one of the top three experiences of my career, and I have attended a lot of PD day workshops, seminars and did a ton of coaching, but this display was absolutely incredible. My students, who are inner city kids and who don't have a lot, thoroughly enjoyed themselves and I think maybe a spark or two towards a career in the trades may have been set today by the looks on their faces as they participated in the different exhibits. I can't say enough in the way of praise for the trades people and how they showed patience and kindness to our kids and of course all the other students they dealt with. Your people should be very proud of what they have accomplished here today. Once again I commend your people for putting on a first rate exhibition, I enjoyed it immensely as did my students.

 

Bruce MacPherson

Math and Science Teacher     Dr. Davey School, Hamilton

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Thank you so much for a wonderful conference on the trades. My students enjoyed all the hands on activities and talking to the various tradesmen. Thanks for organizing!

 

Erin Donnelly

TRY Teacher     Waterdown District High School

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Yesterday the Grade 7 class from Bellview visited your program and were blown out of the water by the displays, organization and program. Well Done! It is a personal passion of mine to ensure that each intermediate student is exposed to high quality career exploration before they graduate. Two hours in Hamilton accomplished so much more than students can gleen from books or websites. Thank you for providing for my hands-on learners; they have caught a glimps of their interests - career possibilities and how they can become very productive members of our community!

Beth Lougheed

Principal

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I have to tell you I am so impressed with the job that you and your crew did. That is a massive undertaking and it appeared to go off without a hitch. All of us were blown away by the quality of the interactive displays that the trades people had and most of us tried some of them out. Even the trivia game was an eye opener.

 

Miriam Hills

A/Citizen Service Specialist   /   Service Canada, Hamilton-Brantford-Niagara

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On behalf of Youth Employment Partnerships, City of Toronto I would like to express how impressed I was with the event we attended this week in Hamilton. As always, it was extremely well organized and provided a wealth of information to the youth and counsellors that came from the YEP member non-profit youth employment agencies. The feedback from both youth and counsellors was excellent and I will be sending the feedback forms to you next week. I also would like to express our sincere thanks for funding the bus to Hamilton so that youth that otherwise would not have been able to attend were presented with this excellent opportunity.

 

Linda McGrath

Project Coordinator - Youth Employment Partnerships   /   City of Toronto

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It (Future Building) was a really good experience for me and my organization. We had lots of kids come to the booth; lots played our youth health and safety game, we more than doubled our Facebook fan base (young worker safety on Facebook) in just 3 days. We distributed 1800 of our button cards and 165 booklets (Talking to Teens about Safety and Work: A Guide for Parents.) As well, we had numerous meaningful discussions with teachers about the importance of helping kids learn about their workplace health and safety rights -- and responsibilities. Thanks very much for putting together a very well managed show. It is much appreciated by your exhibitors. We will definitely be there next year.

 

Leslie Helston

WSIB Marketing Specialist

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Hi, The teachers and students LOVED it because it was so hands-on. A trip to be repeated hands down. Thank you so much for the opportunity.

 

Laura Agro-De Rosa

Vice-Principal   /   Bishop P.F. Reding Secondary School

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The teachers said the field trip was excellent. There were lots of hands on activities and competitions and the 2 hours of time was just right. If you wanted to speak to the students, there are careers classes each period of the day.

 

Rita Langill

Department Head, Business & the Arts   /   Bishop P.F. Reding Secondary School

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Our grade 7 and 8 students attended Future Building in Hamilton and had a great day! The students really enjoyed all of the hands on learning. Thank you!

 

Lisa Dunham

Fairview Avenue Public School   /   Dunnville, Ontario

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Before we started to come out, I honestly didn’t have a good enough grasp of the opportunities involved in the construction trades to really inspire my students to explore a career in the industry. Clearly the trades offer huge opportunities for financial and personal success. Apprenticeships and trade career paths cannot be ignored.

 

Lisa D.

Teacher

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I’m impressed by the opportunities and the salaries that the construction trades can offer. I’ve seen the possibilities for a bright future in this industry.

 

Alisha G.

Student

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I’m a grade 12 student and I’m interested in becoming an architect. I’m loving this event because I’ve been able to talk to the experts and been able to check out all the construction trades.

 

Viki S.

Student

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The construction trades are all new to me, so it’s great to come out and get a firsthand look at the opportunities in this industry. I was frankly surprised by the number of paths I can take.

 

Ming W.

College Graduate

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Textbooks and chalkboards will always have a place in education, but opportunities like Future Building enhance learning with real life scenarios.

 

Teacher.

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It’s important to show students, educators and career seekers the tremendous opportunities to be realized in the construction industry.

 

Gary Lehman

Future Building Exhibitor

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Sometimes it’s simply a matter of taking the mystery out of the trades and the processes involved to really grab onto a goal. I love being here to answer that questions students always have that is: “When am I ever going to need this kind of math?

 

Clint K.

Apprentice Instructor

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