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Local Elementary Students Compete in ‘Vikings’ Den’ at Young Women Innovators Conference

2014-03-31

St. Lawrence College, in partnership with the Algonquin and Lakeshore CDSB and the Limestone District School Board, are hosting the St. Lawrence College Young Women Innovators Conference on Thursday, April 3, 2014.

The event will bring together 100 girls in grades 7 and 8 to learn about the many post-secondary opportunities available and explore possible careers as they transition to secondary education. Students will divide into groups led by students from St. Lawrence College’s ENACTUS team. After a morning of activities focused on creative thinking and innovative problem solving, students will tour the Limestone Skills Competition. In the afternoon, the young women will compete themselves in the Vikings’

Den, pitching their teams’ best business idea to a group of local female business leaders, in a format similar to CBC’s Dragons’ Den television show.

This one-day enrichment opportunity is supported by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Training, College & University’s School College Work Initiative, SCWI, and was developed by PASS (Partnering to Achieve Student Success), the regional planning team made up of eastern Ontario’s three colleges and nine local school boards.

For more information, please contact:

Tracy Carson, Young Women Innovators Conference
tracylcarson@gmail.com

Mike Sewell, LDSB Program Leader Skills, Training and Technology
sewellm@limestone.on.ca

Aaron Supryka, Algonquin and Lakeshore Catholic District School Board
supryka@alcdsb.on.ca

Laura Tulchinsky, Communications
St. Lawrence College
613-544-5400, ext. 1291
ltulchinsky@sl.on.ca