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Thursday, April 30, 2015

2015 Techsplorer Events for High School Girls in Grades 9-12

An Invitation to the 2015 Techsplorer Events 

You are invited to the 2015 Techsplorer Events; a highlight of the innovative Techsploration Program. Three conferences are held to accommodate all participants, who include: sponsors, school teams, teachers, role models, and invited guests to share in the excitement of the program.  

Techsploration provides young women in grades 9-12 with opportunities to explore science, trades, and technology occupations. Grade nine girls are the primary participants at the Techsplorer Events.   

What are the dates & locations of the three Techsplorer Events? 

1. Techsplorer Event NSCC Strait Area Campus, Port Hawkesbury 
                             Thursday, April 9 & Friday, April 10 

2. Techsplorer Event Saint Mary’s University, Halifax  
Thursday, May 7 & Friday, May 8 

3. Techsplorer Event NSCC Truro Campus, Truro 
Thursday, May 21 & Friday, May 22  

What are the best times to join us? 

You are welcome to attend any portion of the event, which begins in the evening with a banquetThe next morning, school teams deliver presentations on their assigned careers from 9:00am –12:00pm.  It would be great if you could arrive early, to watch some of the student presentations prior to joining us for the Sponsor Recognition Luncheonfrom 12:00 –1:30 pm.  You are also welcome to observe the afternoon round robin workshops where the students meet role models at their stations.  
For further details, please refer to the agenda included at the end of this memo.  

How can you RSVP:  Banquet and/or Sponsors Recognition Luncheon?     

Although there is no cost, we would greatly appreciate it if you RSVP your intention to join us at either the evening Banquet and/or the Sponsor Recognition Luncheon.  For further details or to RSVP please contact Donna Woolley at: 
tel: 902.491.4693 

Following is an outline of the event agenda.  We hope to see you there! 

Program Agenda 

The goal of Techsploration is to increase the number of women working in science, trades and technology occupations by assisting young women from diverse backgrounds to explorea wide range ofcareer options. 

Techsplorer Event:NSCC Strait Area Campus, April9& 10 

Thurs, April9  
 5:30 pm– 6:00 pm    Registration, welcome, meet & greet  
 6:00 pm7:00 pm     Banquet (RSVP please) 
 7:00 pm –8:30 pm    Techsplore This!  Fun & learning 

Fri, April10  
Morning Sessions 
  9:00am10:30 am    School Team Presentations 
10:30am11:00 am    Nutrition Break 
11:00 am12:00 pm    School Team Presentations 

Sponsor Recognition Luncheon (RSVP please) 
12:00 pm1:30 pm  

Afternoon Sessions 
1:30 pm3:00 pm      Round Robin Stations - meet the role models 
3:00 pm3:30 pm      Closing Ceremony 

Techsplorer Event: Saint Mary’s University, May 7&8 (same agenda as above) 

The Banquet and Luncheon will be held in the Loyola Building Conference Hall.   
The School Team Presentations will be held in the McNally building theatre room. 

Techsplorer Event – NSCC Truro Campus, May 21&22 (same agenda as above)  

The Banquet and Luncheon will be held in Soloan Hall.   
The School Team Presentations will be held in the Sports Centre. 

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