Over 80 indigenous youth from across the province will be attending Skilled Futures at STEMFest, presented by Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) on Tuesday, November 6, at the Halifax Convention Centre.
Skilled Futures at STEMFest is held in partnership with the Aboriginal Skilled Trades Fair, and in conjunction with STEMFest, and the official launch of the Skills Canada National Skilled Trades & Technology Week (NSTTW). Celebrity guest, Sherry Holmes will be on site.
Skilled Futures participants will be given the opportunity to explore skilled trade and technology career options by participating in hands-on workshops, ranging from tidal energy to robotics, and by visiting the interactive NSTTW Try-A-Trade® and Technology displays.
“Participants might go from learning to code a robot in their first hour of the event, to building a tablet stand from a piece of wood in the next,” said Courtney Gouthro, Executive Director of SCNS. “The goal of National Skilled Trades and Technology Week is to raise awareness of opportunities in skilled trade and technology based sectors. Taking an experiential approach makes it all the more fun.”
Skilled Futures at STEMFest is one in a series of one-day career exploration events taking place from October to April at locations across the province. This event would not be made possible without the generous support the Nova Scotia Department of Education and Early Childhood Development and the Nova Scotia Apprenticeship Agency.
Skills Canada – Nova Scotia is a not-for-profit organization that provides opportunities for Nova Scotian youth to explore skilled trades and technologies, discover their passions, and strive for excellence.