Back in April, it was announced that funding from the province would be put towards the expansion of skilled trade centres in the province, including Richmond Academy. It is aimed to give students greater opportunities to follow a career path in apprenticeships through the trades.
During last evening’s Strait Regional School Board meeting, it was announced that everything was moving on schedule with Richmond Academy development. Director of Operations, Paul Landry offers insight into what will be taught in these spaces:
Landry says that the next step will be to issue tenders for the project, with groundbreaking taking place in the coming weeks. Landry says the goal is to have the trade centre open by September 2018.
High School students from Louisdale and surrounding areas will soon have access to more hands-on learning opportunities. It was announced Monday that 5 million dollars will be put towards the expansion of Skilled Trades Centres at 7 schools, including Richmond Academy.
These new centres will help guide students between classroom learning and better prepare them for the world of work. It is aimed to give students greater opportunities to follow a career path in apprenticeships through the trades.
The government is hoping that by 2019-2020, the province will have a total of 25 Skilled Trades Centres.
It was a successful weekend at provincial tournaments for several local high school teams.
North Nova Education Centre won two provincial titles. In Division one Boys Rugby the Gryphons downed Sir John A MacDonald 21-5 in the title game. In Division One Girls Fastpitch, North Nova downed Avon View in the final 15-2.
Two other local teams won silver medals. In Division one Boys Fastpitch, Dalbrae Academy took Silver, losing to South Colchester in the final 5-0. In Division 3 Boys slo-pitch, Richmond Academy picked up the Silver Medal, losing to Bridgewater in a close contest in the final 20-19.
In Track and Field, Pictou Academy finished first among Division 4 schools, Cape Breton Highlands Academy was third. Division 2, Dr. JH Gillis Regional High finished second behind Central Kings Rural High.