Our Technical Trades Program is designed to expose students to the world of physical labor and technical knowledge so that they can become self-sufficient as young adults. For males, it is also especially critical for psychological development. Self-confidence is a by-product of the ability to accomplish things which are tangible.
This also provides the opportunity for skill development from which a number of students have been able to find work and gainful employment. Students have also been able to create or grow products for sale. A sampling of some of the technical courses that have been offered:
Culinary Arts | Carpentry | Masonry |Basic Electrical
Plumbing | Tiling | Electronics | Barbering | Robotics
Agriculture (farming/gardening) |Auto Mechanics (small engines)
Courses are chosen based upon student interest and instructor availability.
Through Impact Hotel, the young men are provided with weeks of classroom teaching, as well as practical, hands-on experience thanks to a partnership with Hamilton Princess. On the night of the event, they are provided with catered food but are responsible for serving guests and creating a professional hotel experience. Its objectives are three-fold: to provide practical lessons on the art of hospitality, offer an understanding of the Hospitality Industry’s importance to Bermuda and enable students to make rational and informed decisions when it comes to considering hospitality as a career opportunity.