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Speaking in public can be a nerve racking experience. Many would rather jump out planes, get blood work done, or meet a tarantula than stand in front of a group of people and talk. But that’s why it’s part of Techsploration. Confident public speaking is a skill that is only conquered through practice. Lots of [...] Read More.
March 8, 2013 is International Women’s Day; a day to celebrate and mark the economic, political and social achievements of women worldwide. Here in Nova Scotia, women have been making headway into in-demand science, trades, and technology careers. For example, Andrea MacDonald of Bridgewater is the first licensed female tug master in Nova Scotia. Andrea [...] Read More.
Tuesday, February 12 was Techsploration’s Annual General Meeting; a review of the previous year and a peek at what’s to come in 2013—our 15th anniversary. Please read below the report presented by Laurie Edwards, President of the Techsploration Board of Directors, for her review of the year’s successes. President’s ReportAnnual General Meeting 2013Techsploration Society Thank you [...] Read More.
Beginning in February and continuing into spring, Techsploration school teams are meeting their role models and spending a day exploring their workplace, taking a hands-on approach to learning about science, trades and technology careers. All school teams are assigned a role model; a women working in an in-demand career where women are underrepresented. This year’s [...] Read More.
You’ve got it all worked out. You’ve thought hard about it, mulled the ideas in your mind, talked to your friends and family about your choices and decided on a career path that is perfect for you. Or maybe (like many, many others, rest assured), you have thought about all the options, changed your mind [...] Read More.
Calling all alumnae! This year, Techsploration celebrates our 15th anniversary working with today’s young women; tomorrow’s skilled workforce. Over the past 14 years the program has grown exponentially and expanded throughout the province, now operating across Nova Scotia and reaching over 3000 students every year. Increasingly often, we see women who were once part of [...] Read More.
Hey Techsploration Alumnae! Remember the round robin at the Techsplorer Event, where you went from booth to booth learning about different careers? We’re planning another one, only way bigger with more hands-on activities—especially for you. “This year we have a number of role models from a wide variety of careers available to talk to students,” [...] Read More.
The United Nations declared today, October 11, 2012, the first International Day of the Girl. According to the Nova Scotia Advisory Council on the Status of Women (STAW), this day provides an opportunity for global communities to promote equal treatment and opportunities for girls and raise awareness about issues that affect young women everywhere. It [...] Read More.
Not only is it a new school year, but it’s also Techsploration’s 15th anniversary! Welcome back to all our Techsploration alumnae, teachers, and future Techsplorers. We’re gearing up for another year of exciting programs and events and looking forward to introducing everyone to some awesome careers in science, trades and technology. We lined-up some fantastic [...] Read More.
“Tugs are cool. They’re powerful. They’re maneuverable. They do cool things. They’re crazy boats. I’m a crazy girl—it fit,” says Andrea MacDonald about her choice to become a tug master. “I went for a ride and was enamoured. I thought it would be the coolest job in the world if I could drive one.” Already [...] Read More.
Stephanie Lummis doesn’t know where her career path would have led had she not met and been inspired by a mentor very early on. “She made me feel confident that I had something to offer and unafraid to share my ideas and expertise, even though I was quite young and in a male-dominated industry.” The [...] Read More.
Jennifer Jesty’s list of accomplishments is long. As well as being the first aboriginal woman to become a member of the Nova Scotia Firefighter’s Association, she was also the first aboriginal woman to graduate from the Center for Emergency Medicine Paramedic Program in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. Jennifer is the first Canadian appointed to the International Association [...] Read More.
According to Skills Canada, in the next twenty years, 40 per cent of new jobs will be in the skilled trades and technologies. Experts at the Construction Sector Council say this means there will be over four thousand openings for tradespeople in Nova Scotia in the next decade. In 2005, the Province of Nova Scotia [...] Read More.
Many students across the province are getting ready to graduate high school in the coming weeks and making plans to start college and university this fall. Two students, Bronwyn Jenkins Murray from New Germany High School, and Paige Power of the Strait Area Education Recreation Centre, were happy to receive news that they will be [...] Read More.
The program year is complete: 50 events at 24 schools that reached nearly 3000 students—245 of whom are confident young women who can now call themselves Techsploration Alumnae. Read More.
Techsploration Goes to School events provide the opportunity for young women participating in the program to practice their presentation in front of a live audience; their classmates, teachers, and role model. Read More.
Young women and their role models from across Nova Scotia will soon meet to learn from each other’s research into science, trades, technical and technology-related careers. Over the past five months, school teams (young women in grade nine and their teacher) have been researching the career of an assigned role model in a science, trade [...] Read More.
Techsplorers throughout Nova Scotia are taking a hands-on approach to learning about science, trades, technical and technology-related careers. Beginning in February and continuing into May, Techsploration school teams are meeting their role models and spending a day exploring their workplace. Earlier in the year, all school teams are assigned a role model; a women working [...] Read More.
Deadlines to apply for Techsploration scholarships are quickly approaching at the end of March. Don’t lose out by not applying because don’t think you qualify! If you attended a Techsploration school and have been accepted to a post-secondary institution this September, we want you to apply—even if you weren’t on a Techsploration team. Techsploration wants [...] Read More.
Techsploration is getting national attention! Check us out in the March 8, 2012, edition of the Globe and Mail. Tremendous thanks are extended to Encana for recognizing women on International Women’s Day by sponsoring this beautiful ¼ page ad featuring Cindy MacDonnell, Encana Drilling Engineer and proud Techsploration role model. You can watch Cindy’s Women [...] Read More.
The first phase of Techsploration’s Women in Action Web Video series is closing in on completion, with 26 videos available online, and another four either in final editing or production. Sponsored by Encana Corporation, the videos explore diverse careers for women in science, trades and technology-related fields. Since their launch in 2009, the videos have received [...] Read More.
It’s an exciting time for Techsploration; despite a sticky economy, we’re continuing to grow and adapt to build our resources, our programming, and our team. “Techsploration’s progress is possible because of the support and commitment of our program sponsors. Because of them, we are able to expand our reach to make a difference in the [...] Read More.
When grade 9 student, Rebecca White, walked into the Dartmouth office of Accent Engineering Consultants with her Techsploration team mates, not only did her image of an engineer immediately change, but so did her future plans. “Up until then, I had no idea what an engineer did,” says Rebecca. “When I thought about engineering, I [...] Read More.