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Looking for Organizations to Assist Girls Interested in Skilled Trades

by: Halton District School Board

Looking for organizations that can help high school educators with girls in their classes that are interested in getting into Skilled Trades and/or technology as a post secondary option. Are any organizations offering programs/support to promote this at a high school level? We are interested in more information about your organization, please contact Brittany below. Thank you.

Contact Information:

Brittany Doyle
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YWCA Cambridge's STEM GYRLS Mini-Con

By: YMCA Cambridge

For the last 4 years, YWCA Cambridge's have planned an event called the STEM GYRLS Mini-Con. They are a non-profit organization, that strives to provide all of their programming and events to participants for free, barrier-free. All programming that they offer is participant led; they look to the youth they serve to inform what they provide.

The STEM GYRLS Mini-Con was created 4 years ago, when they were hearing from our participants that they wished there was an all girls 'career day' style event that was all science, tech, engineering and math. There were lots of STEM based fairs in the KW/Cambridge community, but at the time, none for girls specifically.

The event has since morphed into a safe space for cis girls, trans girls, non-binary youth and their families to experience STEM activities together, and learn about various careers, led by cis women, trans women and non-binary folks in their communities.

YMCA Cambridge is always looking for folks who align with our vision to be a part of the event in some way; the event is set up like a science fair, with companies and organizations setting up activities for youth and their families to come through and try. If you have a local representative who could attend with an activity of some kind, they would love to have them!

Date: September 21st, 2019 from 1:00pm-4:00pm.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out this Google Form

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Scholarship: $16K Available to Pursue Manufacturing Careers

By: Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters

Canadian Manufacturers & Exporters (CME), together with our premier partner Fiera Foods, is awarding four $4,000 scholarships to Canadian women who are currently pursuing an education or apprenticeship that will lead to a career in manufacturing.

In Canada, women account for 48% of the labour force but only 28% of the manufacturing workforce. What is even more alarming, there has been no increase in the share of manufacturing jobs held by women over the last 30 years.

Attracting more women into manufacturing professions is not only critical to helping companies grow and to replace the existing and aging workforce, it provides women with careers that are high value, high tech, highly skilled and high paying.

This scholarship is just one of the steps CME, together with our members and partners, is taking to help support, promote and inspire women in manufacturing.

Deadline to apply: September 13, 2019
Available to: Women currently pursuing an education or apprenticeship that will lead to a career in manufacturing
Award amount: In 2019 four (4) $4,000 scholarships will be presented

For more information and 'how to apply' CLICK HERE


Engage Students this Summer in Engineering Activities!

By: DiscoverE

Have you heard of the "summer slide"? It happens when children with limited or no access to academic programs in the summer start to fall behind.

You can help to STEM the tide by leading engineering activities with students this summer. We've got over 150 teacher-tested, kid-approved activities to choose from like: ziplining, puff mobiles, and more.

 To check out over 150 activities to choose from, visit:

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Call for e-Newsletter Submissions


Dear Friends and Colleagues of CCWESTT,

We are now accepting submissions for our July e-Newsletter. Please read the e-communication for more information on what we are looking for.

Send all submissions to Patricia Thacker at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Friday, June 28, 2019.

Not sure what to send? You can view our most recent e-Newsletter here.

We appreciate your help in creating an e-Newsletter worthy of your time and attention.

Thank you!
Patricia Thacker
Association Manager, CCWESTT
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Read the full e-communication HERE!