Techsploration Career Quest conference
When: March 8 2021
Where: Virtual, Canada
Young women in grades 9 through 12 are invited to the Techsploration Career Quest to explore careers in science, engineering, trades, and technology!
This 1-day virtual conference includes an inspiring and motivating speaker, conversations with professional women and entrepreneurs in skilled trades and STEM careers (Role Models), and dynamic hands-on workshops.
Techsplorers (program participants) will:
- Gain awareness about the critical role of work in their lives
- Understand the significance of high school math and science for their future careers
- Be introduced to careers they may never have considered
- Enhance their skills in the following areas: communication, leadership, and teamwork.
TECHSPLORATION PITCH COMPETITION
Techsplorers will work in teams of 6-9 students to create a short pitch that they will share at the end of the day, highlighting the ideas they have that answer the challenge question:
How can we encourage more young women to explore careers in skilled trades and STEM?
Celebrate International Women’s Day with Techsploration by inspiring the next generation of female leaders in skilled trades and STEM! This conference provides experiential learning and reach ahead opportunities linked to science, math, technology, careers, business, cooperative education, and Specialist High Skills Major (SHSM).
This initiative is funded (in part) by Employment and Social Development Canada, and is presented in collaboration with Unearth Education Éveillée.