Niagara College hosts Skills Ontario Trade and Technology Mentorship event for female students Oct. 27

Niagara College, Skills Ontario and Grade 10-12 female students from the Niagara Catholic School Board will join together Thursday, Oct. 27 for a day of discovery and mentorship around skilled trades and technology, one of 10 events by Skills Ontario across the province.

About 80 area students will join mentors – women who are already working or training in a skilled trade or technology career – at the Welland campus of Niagara College starting at 9 a.m. with a networking competition and ending in the afternoon, following tours, the ‘tower build’ competition and panel discussions with mentors.

“Today, women are still underrepresented in the skilled trades and technologies but these are excellent careers for women to support themselves,” said Gail Smyth, Skills Ontario executive director. “Young women need to know that trades and technologies offer many opportunities that can lead to bright, stable and successful careers.”

“We are happy to host this worthwhile event,” said Phil Hayes, Niagara College student recruitment manager. “These important events not only help female students discover careers that can be satisfying and challenging, but they also learn about the different pathways such as apprenticeship. The earlier students are engaged with different options, they more than can do while in high school to prepare for the future.”
WHAT:
Career Exploration/Mentorship Event

WHO:
Niagara Catholic District School Board Grades 10-12 female students
Skills Ontario
Niagara College

WHERE:
Rankin Technology Centre, Niagara College, Welland Campus

WHEN:
Thursday, October 27
10:30 a.m. Tower Building Exercise
11:40 a.m.-12:50 a.m. Tours and demonstrations in the Shops (Construction Shop, TC77; Electrical Shop, TC76 and Auto Shop, TC12).

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