Head of Research and Development
Techsplorer Alumnae Conference
This annual one-day event is for young women in Grades 10, 11 and 12. It provides Techsploration alumnae (young women who participated in our Grade 9 programming) and guest students the opportunity to meet more role models working in exciting and challenging science, engineering, trades, and technology-related careers and participate in hands-on workshops. Attending this conference is an invaluable way for young women to learn about in-demand careers that may not otherwise occur to them… machinists, video game designers, research scientists, survey technicians, aircraft mechanics, forensic scientists…to name just a few.
Date: October 11, 2019
Location: NSCC IT Campus – 5685 Leeds Street, Halifax, NS
“I met some amazing women through Techsploration. I learned about some great jobs and got some really good advice. I talked to one role model who was from ExxonMobil. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do, but I knew I loved cars. This role model suggested that I volunteer at a local garage to get an idea if I’d like to work with cars as a career. I loved it. Today, I’m a mechanic. She really did help me change my life.”–Shelly Pye, Duncan MacMillan High School and Automobile Mechanic