TRU TradesTearing down the walls between the trades is going to help the next generation get to working building walls.

The Merritt Herald just did a great story on how the School of Trades and Technology at Thompson Rivers University in Kamloops is offering a new program that connects students with bricklaying, tile setting, and cement masonry – three Red Seal trades – in one place.

The first-of-its-kind program has landed success – and jobs for the 11 students enrolled and set to graduate at the end of summer. The next crop of students starts in September.

The course is great news for the industry because it is lining up students with skills needed in the Kamloops region – and in B.C.

More details on the program are available on TRU’s website.