Daddona was just one representative from the many trades that will open for OWTS graduates next year, and part of this week’s Connecticut Pre-Apprenticeship High School Training Program, held in shop classes at the high school. The dean said Torrington’s approved plan to build a new middle-high school, which was approved in 2020, also will bring job opportunities to young people who are just entering the fields of construction and engineering. After receiving public input on using local companies and employees on the project, the Board of Education agreed to make it part of their contractor agreements. Local 478 was one of the many trade organizations that will visit OWTS this week. Students also will hear from electrical, carpenters and laborers unions. The students also were given hands-on training for work site or road flagging, and received certification, and education on Call Before You Dig, work zone safety, harnesses and ladders, and work fall protection and using fire extinguishers.