2011 Techsplorer Event (Truro)
Techsploration Goes to School & Work
Techsploration Goes to Work
Once a school team has been assigned a role model, one of the first things the students do is interview her about her career at her workplace. This provides an opportunity for the young women to experience the work-place environment and their role model’s day-to-day activities. This is a very exciting day! For example, Techsploration teams have experienced:
- flying in a helicopter with an aircraft mechanic
- attending a “dig” with a forensic scientist
- designing websites with a website designer
- going behind the scenes with Canada Border Service Agents
“I just want to thank you for all you do for us. We had a great time at our workplace visit. Matter of fact, it was awesome. We even went on a helicopter. The girls had a great time and they were talking about it all the way home. Whoever picked our role model, please THANK THEM – Welalin.”
–Natalie Stevens, Teacher, Eskasoni Elementary and Middle School
Techsploration Goes to School
The school team and guest role models set up stations with props, tools of their trade and information about their career. Small groups of students rotate through the stations to ask questions and participate in hands-on activities.
Young women and men, teachers and staff benefit from the opportunity to meet women working in today’s in-demand careers.
“The most important thing I learned from our school team role model is that if you get a job you love, you won’t work a day in your life!”
–Keri Jade Roberts, Techsplorer, Guysborough Academy