Trades Alberta: Popularity of trades programs mirrors real world demand

EDMONTON – For a young man who was never keen on school, Matt Gallatin seems to have found his niche.

The 24-year-old from Barrhead is enrolled in the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology’s school of trades, studying to become a plumber. During the three-year program, Gallatin will spend two months of each year in the classroom and 10 months working as an apprentice in his chosen profession.

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