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Local Elementary Students Explore Leading Industries at Young Women Innovators Conference


Kingston, ON -- 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 4, 2013.

The event will bring together 100 girls in grades 7 and 8 to learn about at the many post-secondary opportunities available, as well as encourage the exploration of possible careers as they transition to secondary education.

Students will hear a keynote address from Whitney Simon, a local entrepreneur whose business, Taylored Training, is well-known in the community. Students will also participate in interactive sessions and activities led by students from St. Lawrence College’s ENACTUS program.

This year’s conference will explore leading industries where creativity, innovation, data and technology converge and provide exciting career opportunities for today’s young women. 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 Coordinator

Mike Sewell, LDSB Program Leader Skills, Training and Technology

Lisa Romano, ALCDSB Special Assignment Teacher, Experiential Learning,

Laura Tulchinsky, St. Lawrence College Communications