It won’t be all talk Thursday, Sept. 11, when 500 Grade 9students converge on the Akerley Campus of the Nova ScotiaCommunity College (NSCC) in Dartmouth for the Let’s Talk Tradesand Technology event. Not only will the students will get first-hand advice from thepros on careers in trades and technology, they’ll also get somehands-on experience to help them choose possible careers. “One way to fight a future shortage of skilled trades andtechnology workers is to attract more young people to the field,”said Education Minister Jamie Muir. “In Grade 9, students arebeginning to choose their career paths. We’re hoping more willpick trades and technology careers once they learn about excitingoptions, low educational costs and high wages.” From carpentry to computers, plumbing to pilots — informationwill be available to the students to make help them make informeddecisions about their future careers. The event will feature exhibits sponsored by the Department ofEducation, Skills Canada, the Department of National Defence,Techsploration and many more. The Aviation Institute, NSCC will have its flight simulator onhand for those who want to test their skills as a pilot. Potential sailors might want to try the Department of NationalDefence’s marine simulator. The event will conclude with student teams competing in a bigscreen version of Who Wants To Be A Tradesperson Jeopardy. Let’s Talk Trades and Technology begins at 10:30 a.m., at NSCC’sAkerley Campus, 21 Woodlawn Rd., Dartmouth.