For Girls, By Girls: Marymount Students Participate in International Day of the Girl Conference
In honour of International Day of the Girl, Marymount Students attended the ‘For Girls, by Girls’ conference on October 11 at Science North. The conference was designed for girls in Grade 6-8 and provided them with the opportunity to discuss the trades and technology and the various career options available to them.
The conference included a blend of workshops and panel discussions. The keynote speaker was Kendra Liinamaa, a local welder who has completed various apprenticeships with Vale. The panel discussion was moderated by Danielle Robb, a millwright apprentice, and included Marymount students Roselyn Urena-Tejada, Jade Goodson and Heather Walinga. In addition, participants were allowed to participate in three different workshops. Workshop options included:
- Boombox Kit Build, hosted by Skills Ontario (English)
- Exploring the Skills Ontario Trade and Tech Truck (Bilingual)
- Tools 101, hosted by Milwaukee Tool (English): Showcasing the latest Milwaukee innovation from hand tools to power tools including safety products.
- VEX Code VR (bilingual), hosted by Michael Frankfort
- Electrical Bugs (Francophone), hosted by College Boreal
Students left feeling inspired and motivated by the conference, and are eager to further explore their career options.
“I feel like I know more about jobs that I never would have considered before, “ Alana, Marymount Student
“I thought it was very hands on and interactive. I loved learning and being inspired by the women at the workshop“ Maddie, Marymount Student.