Fredericton High School will host a Career Exploration Trades and Technology for Girls Day on Dec. 4. The event is being organized through a partnership between ASD-W and the provincial government's Women's Equality Branch.
Leo Hayes High School, Oromocto High School and Fredericton High have each been invited to send 40 female students in Grades 9-12 to participate in the event, geared to encourage young women to investigate a variety of interesting career paths in skilled trades and technologies.
The career day will be held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. and admission is free. Prizes will be awarded.
Career Explorations in Trades & Technology for Girls is a relaxed fun day that fosters a positive environment in which young women have the opportunity to hear speakers discuss the rewards and challenges of their chosen career path, and to connect with mentors from their community. These mentors provide students with advice, guidance and inspiration by sharing their experiences. Girls leave feeling empowered and informed about non-traditional careers.
For more information or to register, contact Tammy McDonald, program advisor for the Women's Equality Branch, at 462-5910 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Several private sector partners are also helping to sponsor the event.
Visit the website www.gnb.ca/youth for further details.