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  Techsploration TECHSPLORATION
Newfoundland and Labrador
 

 

Techsploration

 

OBJECTIVES

The objectives of the program are to:

  • introduce girls to in-demand trades and technologies careers
  • increase girls' knowledge of how to research a technology or trades career
  • demonstrate to girls the value of taking science, math, technology and trades courses to keep all their career options open
  • highlight the importance of career planning
  • demonstrate how career choices affect one's future
  • provide positive interactions with female role models working or training in trades and technology careers
  • introduce girls to basic skills related to trades and technology work through hands-on activities
  • encourage teachers to use female role models in career exploration and planning programs
  • increase girls' knowledge of apprenticeship programs and other post-secondary training opportunities
  • stimulate discussion about trades and technology careers for girls in school, at home, and in the community
  • act as a catalyst for ongoing community partnerships between teachers, parents, female role models, training providers, educators, school boards, aboriginal boards of education, businesses, unions, government, and associations

 

 

 

 

 

 

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