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Our work with helping young women pursue exciting and rewarding career paths was highlighted in two publications recently. Our article in Toronto’s StarMetro highlighted the important role that parents play in helping with future career goals.

Here’s an excerpt from the article that offers some suggestions of how young women can follow a career path in skilled trades, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics), emergency response and entrepreneurship:

  • Attend free events like Build a Dream where a strong network delivers diverse and sincere career information in a fun environment
  • Utilize WEBUILDADREAM.COM (and career websites) to read about mentors and potential career paths
  • Register for Build a Dream hands-on learning camps or request one in your city
  • Consider opportunities like volunteering, co-op, OYAP, and internships that offer a look into potential careers while building valuable job skills
  • Seek advice from your child’s school and guidance counsellors
  • Encourage activities that allow students to build life skills and learn about their strengths and weaknesses (school robotics, public library programs, etc.). Find more ideas on the Build a Dream blog!
  • Be involved and help your child explore a variety of career options; your child will look to you for advice (and acceptance) so be prepared for candid discussions.

 

Read the full articles here: