Young Women’s Conferences

You’re invited…

For the thirteenth consecutive year, Skills Canada – Ontario is proud to host the award-winning “Think Skills…Think Future!” Young Women’s Conferences. These conferences, held in conjunction with the Ontario Technological Skills Competition, are dedicated to showing female students that skilled trade and technology careers offer many great opportunities. In a friendly, casual environment, students are able to explore career options and practice their networking skills as they meet women who work in skilled trade and technology careers. These mentors discuss the rewards of their chosen career paths and provide advice, guidance and inspiration. The agenda also includes lunch, hands-on activities, and a tour of the Ontario Technological Skills Competition at RIM Park in Waterloo. Please consider joining us!

  • Senior Elementary Conference: Monday, May 5, 2014
  • Secondary Conference: Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Holiday Inn Kitchener 9:00am - 1:45pm
OTSC at Rim Park & Manulife Sportsplex 2:00 - 3:00pm


Note: A Teacher or Board Contact must complete the school registration.  If you are a student who is interested in participating, please speak to your teacher.

1. Please print the following flyers and promote the event at your school.




3. Identify up to 8 girls at your school (to a maximum of 24 girls per school board per conference) who are interested in attending.

4. Select the link below to access the School Registration Form. (REMEMBER registration is first come, first served and it is advisable to register as soon as possible to secure your student spaces).


  • To complete the on-line registration simply fill in the require fields that appear on the form.  These fields will correspond to the information you have collected on the sign-up sheet.
  • Note that one complimentary educator space is available to each participating school -- registration for this space can be completed on the school registration form.  Additional educators must fill out a guest registration form.  A guest registration fee of $25 applies.

5. Email april@skillscanada.com if you would like additional students to be added to a wait list. If there are still spaces available after the registration deadline they will be redistributed to students on the waitlist.

6.  Collect and bring all signed student waivers to the event.

A mentor is a woman who works, trains or teaches in a skilled trade or technology field and is willing to share her positive career experiences with the student participants through informal networking activities.  For further details on the role of a mentor, please review these MENTOR PREPARATION TIPS.


A guest is classified as an educator, parent, dignitary, community partner or other interested party.  A guest registration fee of $25 / conference applies.

QUESTIONS? For more information please contact April Albano at 888.228.5446 ext. 232 or email april@skillscanada.com.

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