Brother and sister cook up sauce

PHOTO - MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

PHOTO – MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN
Skylar and Chloe Sinow make pasta sauce.

Level 2

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

Skylar and Chloe Sinow run their own business.

They make and sell pasta sauces.

They wrote a cookbook.

Their business is called Kids Can Cook Gourmet.

The sauces

They make three kinds of sauces.

One hundred and thirty stores in Alberta and B.C. sell their sauces.

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Meet a cat for coffee

Cats live in this cafe. Michelle Furbisher pets a cat in her cafe. The cafe is a gathering spot for cat lovers. PHOTO: Steve Bosch / VANCOUVER SUN

Cats live in this cafe. Michelle Furbisher pets a cat in her cafe. The cafe is a gathering spot for cat lovers.
PHOTO: Steve Bosch / VANCOUVER SUN

LEVEL 1

Come in.

Drink a coffee.

Pet the cats.

Take one home.

Meet the cats at the Catfé

This café is in Vancouver.

It’s called the Catfé.

Michelle Furbacher owns the café.

Michelle wants cats to live in the café.

She wants people to come and enjoy the cats.

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Employers are hiring more apprentices

PHOTO - MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN Trevor Harvey was a second-year auto collision apprentice in February 2015

PHOTO – MARK VAN MANEN / VANCOUVER SUN
Trevor Harvey was a second-year auto collision apprentice in
February 2015

Story adapted from The Vancouver Sun by Patty Bossort

LEVEL 3

More employers are starting to hire and train apprentices. Hiring apprentices helps corporations get good workers. Working as an apprentice helps workers gain skills on-the-job.

Why do we need more apprenticeship opportunities?

Skilled trades workers “don’t grow on trees,” says one employer. Workers need to be trained. They have to get experience. They need opportunities.

Older, experienced workers are retiring. We need new workers with skills and experience.

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