Once a figment of a few Tumbler Ridge Secondary School student's imaginations, the Conuma Challenge go-kart challenge is now sowing the seeds for connecting bright young minds with the important trades and teamwork skills essential in BC's industries. Conuma employees have been pivotal in helping the kids, teaching them trade skills from metal fabrication to welding. We're incredibly proud of all the kid's hard work and happier still to see some of the great results led by the initiative:
- 80% of graduating students plan to pursue a trade or post-secondary education - up from 33% the prior year
- High school staff specifically noted how the event has helped girls discover how they can thrive in trades and leadership roles
- The success of the event is now inspiring additional challenges around BC and the reputation as a community event is spreading
A BC Ideas Exchange article, produced in collaboration between the Tumbler Ridge Secondary School and District of Tumbler Ridge Economic Development Department takes a deeper look at the wider impact and awesome fun of racing go-karts around your town!