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Techsploration Volunteer (Role Model)

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Organization: Techsploration Inc.

Commitment: Short term (less than 6 months)

Availability: Days; Evenings

Language Preference: English

Number of Positions Available: 10

Location: Virtual

Deadline: Jun 30, 2021

Description

Techsploration (www.techsploration.ca) is actively recruiting inspiring women working in skilled trades and STEM careers to motivate the next generation of female leaders!

Techsploration is a Nova-Scotia, educational not-for-profit that delivers programming and mentorship to young women in grades 9-12, with the goal of increasing the number of women in careers where they are often underrepresented, including science, engineering, trades, and technology.

This is the first year the Techsploration program is being delivered in Ontario, and we have adapted our traditional in-person programming to create virtual conferences known as the Techsploration Career Quests.

Our programming focuses on giving young women in grades 9-12 the opportunity to speak with professional women in skilled trades and STEM (Role Models) and gain valuable career information in fields they may not have previously considered.

If you are interested in being a Role Model at future events, or would like to discuss other ways of getting involved, we would be happy to hear from you!

Contact

Katie Belanger

6139790600

katie.belanger@techsploration.ca

Volunteer Opportunity Address
This opportunity is currently virtual, but is subject to change.

Details

Good for people interested in: Event planning and participation; Mentoring

You will be working with: Youth (16-18 years); Youth (11-15 years); Women

How will this volunteer opportunity benefit you?
The Role Model position allows volunteers to mentor and speak with small groups of young women about their careers, experiences, and education.

Prior Role Models have greatly enjoyed being interviewed by students, and seeing the excitement that can be generated for career paths they may have never previously considered.

The virtual position will hopefully return to in-person in the near future. Details for live volunteering can be discussed as they become available.

How will the organization benefit?
Techsploration is always looking for professional women from all backgrounds and fields in skilled trades and STEM to create diverse, varied perspectives that benefit participating students.

Our goal is to share with young women their potential to pursue careers where woman are often underrepresented. Every Role Model provides a different perspective and story that helps us all move closer to that goal.

Organization category: Education and research

Volunteer Considerations

Time it will take to contact applicants - 1-6 days

This position can accommodate persons with a disability: Yes

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