Seventy young women in grades 8, 9, and 10 from the Tri-County Regional Centre for Education and Conseil Scolaire Acadien Provincial will be attending Skilled Futures for Women, presented by Skills Canada – Nova Scotia (SCNS) on Tuesday, November 27, at the NSCC Burridge Campus in Yarmouth.
Skilled Futures for Women is a one-day event that offers students the opportunity to explore skilled trade and technology career options by participating in hands-on workshops, ranging from robotics to automotive service and repair.
“Women continue to be under-represented in Nova Scotia’s technology and skilled trade industries. Our Skilled Futures series is an interactive stepping stone for students as they contemplate their career and training options. This event could potentially reveal exciting career opportunities for young women as they discover occupations they may not have considered before,” said Courtney Gouthro, Executive Director of SCNS.
Skilled Futures for Women 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 of the Nova Scotia Community College 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.