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Growth and Adaptation

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 lives of hundreds of young women, their peers and communities. Their support for Techsploration couldn’t be timelier—with an unparalleled need in this province for skilled workers in science, trades, and technology,” says Tricia Robertson, Executive Director of Techsploration.

In the past year, Techsploration has branched out our communications by designing a new and modern logo, as well as launching our beautiful new website, techsploration.ca. The new site, created by Norex, will help us stay in touch with our participants, sponsors and our community by providing them with important and useful updates about what is happening at Techsploration. We can also be reached by following us on Twitter, liking us on Facebook, or finding us on LinkedIn. 

Teri Sproul has joined us as our new communications coordinator. A graduate from the Mount Saint Vincent University public relations program, Teri will keep our website and social media up-to-date, our print materials current, and our stakeholders in-the-loop about what’s happening at Techsploration—and there is a lot.

We have also been able to amass a library of science, trades, technical and technology-related career videos. Each video features a Techsploration role model who provides a two-three minute snippet of their career. Check out our library each week in February and March as we continue to add new videos. 

The up-coming months promise to be very busy with over 45 events still left to happen across the province as Techsplorers and role models prepare to share their knowledge with their peers. This year we are working with 24 schools throughout Nova Scotia, and would like to welcome the students and staff from Dalbrae Academy in Mabou to the program. Schools that are not already part of the Techsploration network are welcome to send grade nine girls to any of our three Techsplorer events happening in April and May, or students in grades 10 – 12 to our Alumnae Conference in November to participate as guests. If you would like to join us, please contact Donna Woolley at donna.woolley@techsploration.ca.

The growth we’ve made will help us stay in-touch and keep Techsploration programming fresh and relevant. We are proud of our changes and accomplishments this year and look forward to celebrating our 15th anniversary this fall working with today’s young women; tomorrow’s skilled workforce.