Career Inspiration and Pathways Event 2017
The Canadian Rangers, Birch Hill Equity Partners and Our Children’s Medicine hosted a Career Inspiration and Pathways event in Thunder Bay on Thursday November 16, 2017 at Dennis Franklin Cromarty High School (DFC). DFC and other Indigenous education organizations are experiencing unusually low in enrolment numbers due to the safety concerns facing the students. We wanted to provide a bit of hope for the students of DFC and other schools that there’s a community of people who want to help them succeed in school and in the workforce.
The Career Inspiration and Pathways event was a day long event that engages the entire student body of DFC, as well as students from other area schools and NAN communities. The day started with all students attending a welcome ceremony and keynote by Elders in the gym. Then the students split into groups to cycle through four workshops.
The workshops are:
1) Meet a Mentor – students joined business and community leaders to engage in dialogue about education, employment and life paths
2) HigherMe On-Boarding – every student created a HigherMe profile to help them find employment
3) Career Inspiration – students cycled through presentations made by various businesses about what it means to work in different industries
4) Education Pathways – students cycled through presentations made by various post-secondary schools about the programs at their school and opportunities for Indigenous students
Participating Organizations: Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business, TD Canada Trust, Scotiabank, Native Women’s Centre, The Ranger Foundation, Mackie Research Capital, St. Joh’s Ambulance, Birch Hill Equity Partners, Sovereign Dental, Ontario Power Generation, Wasaya Airways, Teach for Canada, Lakehead University, OCADU, Six Nations Polytech & Confederation College.