OYAP Picnic Table Initiative

Event Date:June 3rd, 2021

*Register by May 31st at 4pm

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Activity Overview

In this project, participating students will have the opportunity to construct their very own miniature picnic table.

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Each kit includes all the tools, materials, and safety equipment required to complete the job. In addition to the hands-on workshop, a special guest will be sharing information about the skilled trades and the apprenticeship pathway.

One of the great take-aways from this project is that the essential skills and knowledge obtained through this learning experience can be transferred to a variety of real-life applications. For example, constructing a life-size picnic table out of wood!

Activity Details


Agenda Items

• 10 - 11 am - Guest Speaker and Picnic Table Activity

• 1 - 1:30 pm - OYAP Presentation and Survey

Workshop Videos

Workshop Speaker Biographies

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Isabelle Bazinet

Building Construction Technician Graduate, Canadore College

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My name is Isabelle Bazinet and I am from Sturgeon Falls, Ontario. Since my childhood, I have loved to design and build things. Whether I am painting, drawing, baking or building foundations, my creative nature has been the inspiration that led me to explore a career in the skilled trades.

I am now a graduate of the Building Construction Technician program at Canadore College. My interest in the trades first started when I took a construction class in high school. My passion for the skilled trades opened up opportunities for me to attend several training workshops offered by my school board and to participate twice in the Skills Canada Ontario competitions in Toronto.

The more I participated in various activities and events in high school, the more I was able to meet people and widened my network of contacts in the skilled trades sector. During the summer of 2017, I completed my OYAP/PAJO Cooperative Education (Co-op) placement building industrial and residential foundations. These experiences allowed me to graduate from our Construction Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM) with a red seal on my diploma. I like working with my hands and above all I like to see the results of my work! Today, I am working in the construction industry and there is no doubt that I have chosen the right career for myself.

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