Young Women's Initiatives
Skills Ontario is proud to present a series of Career Exploration Events across Ontario for girls in grades 9 through to 12 to learn about careers in the skilled trades and technologies. These events provide participants the opportunity to meet, network, and enjoy a meal with female mentors who have already chosen a career path in the skilled trades and technologies.
Upcoming Career Exploration Events
(Dates and locations will be added as they are confirmed)
|March 1, 2017||Toronto||FLYER|
|March 31, 2017||North Bay||FLYER|
|April 25, 2017||Durham||FLYER|
Since 1999, Skills Ontario has hosted the award winning “Think Skills…Think Future!” Young Women’s Conferences in conjunction with the Skill Ontario Competition (formerly the Ontario Technological Skills Competition). These conferences offer females in senior elementary and secondary the opportunity to be inspired by female mentors and experience the Career Exploration Showcase at the Skills Ontario Competition, Canada’s largest skilled trades and technologies competition.
|May 1, 2017||Elementary - Toronto Congress Centre||FLYER||REGISTRATION FULL|
|May 2, 2017||Secondary - Toronto Congress Centre||FLYER|| REGISTRATION FULL
Schools interested in this opportunity may also be interested in the First Nations, Métis, and Inuit (FNMI) Student Conference and the Elementary Challenges & Workshops at the Skills Ontario Competition.
Unless otherwise advertised, all students attending from the same school/organization must be registered together by a main contact (e.g. board contact or teacher).By registering students for this event, non-affiliated schools or organizations agree to cover the costs associated with affiliation.
Note that registration for some events fill quickly, particularly the Skills Ontario Young Women’s Conferences. Your registration request will be responded to by a Skills Ontario staff, who will confirm your participation status (e.g. Registered, Waitlisted). Only groups that have received a confirmation from Skills Ontario staff are considered registered.
To be allowed to participate, each attending student must submit a complete, signed waiver at the event.
A guest is classified as a dignitary, community partner or other interested party who is not part of a school registration.
Are you a woman who works in the skilled trades and technologies and looking to share that experience? Volunteer as a mentor at one of our events!
Mentor Build is a one-day mentor development workshop designed to help mentors build on their skills. Held in conjunction with the Guelph Career Exploration Event, it's a fun way to network with other tradeswomen while working towards helping the next generation enter into the field.
To participate, indicate your interest when registering as a mentor for the Guelph Career Exploration Event.