SASKATOON INDUSTRY EDUCATION COUNCIL

November, our favourite month at the SIEC

November 2, 2020

November is always a busy month at the SIEC, and November 2020 is looking jam-packed! This week, we’d like to feature some of the exciting events that are coming up this month:

CONNECTED: Young Women Exploring Careers is a female mentorship event linking students from grades 10 through 12 with mentors from a vast spectrum of career backgrounds. We believe that young women need access to adult role models who are willing to share their stories and career pathways. 

This year we are hosting the event virtually. Although there will not be dinner and cheesecake, we are positive that our virtual event will be as inspirational for those who attend. We have a fantastic lineup of Spotlight Speakers who will tell their stories as well as over 30 mentors willing to share their knowledge and experiences with the young girls who attend. Our virtual CONNECTED event will empower and create connections between successful women and young females.  We will then host smaller virtual events in the months to follow, providing students with the opportunity to network with women in a specific sector.

Canada Career Month! Even though it’s Career Month every month at the SIEC, we have a couple of important resources that will be released this November. Later in the month, watch for news on the release of the 2021 edition of Relevance Magazine, including an updated Classroom/Discussion Guide. We are also excited to be launching the new Contact 360 website! Stay tuned for more news so you can access all of the great career development resources!

Financial Literacy Month:  The SIEC is very excited to be launching SaskMoney—a rebranded and expanded version of our former Money Sense program. Teachers, parents, and community members will be able to visit www.saskmoney.ca to access activities and resources to support 42 modules in the new Saskatchewan Financial Literacy curriculum. Our site will launch through a webinar on November 10th at 3pm. Please email [email protected] if you would like to attend. For those looking for more financial literacy events, we will post more information on our SaskMoney.ca Events page. 

Spotlight on Careers—Manufacturing and Mining:  This month’s Spotlight is going to shine on the Manufacturing and Mining industries. We will be providing lots of resources to help students learn about careers in these industries, and we will be hosting a couple of live events including an Engineering Careers Panel featuring local professional engineers and post-secondary representatives. If you missed last month’s Science & Technology Spotlight, please visit our Spotlight page for resources and recordings of the events.

The Virtual Culinary Skills Bootcamp will be starting on November 18th providing students an opportunity to cook alongside a professional chef from the industry. GameOn! Bootcamp is moving full steam ahead with 20 students participating in the program to design and code their own video game.  

The SaskCode crew has several professional development sessions scheduled for November. Teachers are encouraged to check out their sessions and sign up for a workshop!

The Newcomer Youth Engagement Program will be continuing to make connections with community members through virtual experiences this month. If you missed the NYEP blog updating their unique art projects, check it out!

As always, please keep up-to-date on our website and socials (Instagram/Facebook/Twitter @saskatooniec). 

We look forward to working with all of our partners and participants this month!

 

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