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Types of Programs
Specialty Programs:Includes Framing Level 1&2, Woodturning Level 1&2, Aluminum/Siding Level 1&2, etc. Optional discussion about faith and life in the first 20 min, then machines are turned on.
Trades Training Weeks (TTWs): Full-week programs in the summer and on holidays. These weeks consist of basic carpentry and community projects.
Open Shop:Come drop in and build whatever you’d like alongside skilled trades mentors! Optional discussion about faith and life in the first 20 min, then machines are turned on.
Rewards Program:Students who have completed a set amount of OK Hours, meet with a skilled trades mentor to get a free tool and then walk to a local coffee shop. Ex. 25 OK hours = tape measure, etc.
Firm Foundations:Eat a meal family style and have a discussion about faith and life. (1hour) optional.
Real Talk:20min discussion time about real things students are dealing with in their lives (ie. Dating, suicide, etc.) and about God/faith. optional.
Auto Mentorship *86 Winniett St.
Starts Oct. 2
Each student will be formally paired with the same mechanic for the 15 week program, encouraging a strong mentorship relationship. (1 mechanic : 2 students) Real Talk in the first 20 minutes before work starts (optional). $50 fee - sponsorship spots available.
1 spot left! *open only to Auto TTW and NEW students
Register for Auto!
Siding Level 1
Starts Sept. 10th
Work alongside skilled trades mentors from local churches to put siding on an 8x12 shed. By siding a shed, students are given an opportunity to get a sense of what it is like to put siding on a house. Students will learn and grow in a hands-on way by working directly next to a skilled tradesman.
Framing Level 1
Starts Sept 9th
Students will work directly alongside Carpenters from local churches. The ratio is one mentor to two students, giving the opportunity for huge growth and learning in a hands on way. Students will frame sheds to get a sense of what it is like to Frame a real house.
Starts Sept. 10th
Come try your hand at building some solid workbenches for the lathes in our shop! Students will work directly alongside skilled trades mentors from local churches. The ratio is 1 mentor : 2 students.
Plumbing Level 1
Starts Sept. 10th
OK Plumbing Level 1 gives youth, ages 13-17, an opportunity to work hands-on alongside experienced tradesman. You will learn some basic Plumbing and tool use. OK will give each of you the chance to work with your hands and to learn new skills. $50 fee - sponsored spots available. Program includes WHMIS and safety training. Optional discussion about faith and life in the first 20 minutes before work starts.
Auto Mentorship 86 Winniett St (Szabo Bros)
Starts Sept. 12th
Each student will be formally paired with the same mechanic for the 15 week program, encouraging a strong mentorship relationship. (1 mechanic : 2 students) Real Talk in the first 20 minutes before work starts (optional). $50 fee - sponsorship available.
Shop Improvement TTW
Students ages 13-17 will build alongside Skilled Trades Mentors to improve the OK Carpentry Shop. This week will build into problem solving skills, and awareness for using skills to help others. This week will include building a portion of a fence, and other general shop fix up projects. Students will work with the same group of students for the whole week, encouraging strong peer relationships.
Additionally, students may help build projects to thank our donors. LOCATION: 399 West St. WHMIS and safety training included. $50 program fee, sponsorship spots available.
Free program. Open Shop is a time to drop-in and work on projects alongside a local skilled trades mentor. OK offers a safe, relaxed environment in which students 13-17 years old can learn and thrive. Wednesdays include Firm Foundations program, which is an optional 1 hour meal and discussion about faith and life before the work starts. Thursdays has an optional discussion about faith and life in the first 20 minutes before work starts. To be part of Open Shop you must take on-site WHMIS training (through "Shop Introduction" or a specialty program). Students are shown how to use each tool safely before use. No cost.
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