BUILDING A STRONGER FUTURE

October 5, 2021

and/or

October 14, 2021

9:30am - 2:30pm

Junior Achievement (JA) is empowering the next generation to become entrepreneurs and leaders in the skills trades and technology sectors. These exciting online events connects high school youth aged 15-18 with skilled trades and technology career pathways. Students will learn about these amazing sectors, hear from industry experts and learn how they can build a rewarding career in a range of growing industries. The event will include interactive workshops, talks from industry experts, networking opportunities and a chance to explore these amazing career pathways.

Please note: Students may attend one or both days to accommodate their schedule and ensure they make the most out of their JA experience.

This event is free to attend thanks to generous funding from the Ministry of Labour, Training and Skills Development’s Skills Development Fund.

October 5, 2021

9:30 AM

Welcome

9:45 AM

Industry expert speakers

Hear from:

Sonya Shorey | Invest Ottawa

Shaista Jaffer | Chef, entrepreneur and co-owner of All Seasons Indian Catering in Ottawa

Quoc Truong | Member of the United Association of Plumbers & Steamfitters Local 46 and the Business Representative for the Central Ontario Building Trades

Tania-Joy Bartlett | Owner of New Beginnings Contracting Services, Master Electrician, Heavy Equipment Operator, AZ/DZ Truck Driver and 4th term Carpentry Apprentice.

Matthew Jarabek | Associate Manager, Marketing & Communications, Applied Research, Innovation & Entrepreneurship, Algonquin College

Tricia Ward | Community & Mentorship Liaison, Hammer Heads

Nana Aburam | Hammer Heads Field Representative

Jess Burns | Aircraft Maintenance Engineer, Westjet Tech Ops Safety Advisor

11:00 AM

Meet industry experts at virtual career booths

Booths include:

  • Bolt Foundation
  • Convergence.Tech
  • Renoasis
  • Salesforce
  • Centennial College
  • Seneca College
  • Durham College
  • Guild House Technical Institute
  • Algonquin College, Academic Partnerships & CE Media & Design
  • University of Ottawa MakerSpace
  • Aecon
  • Conestoga College
  • Hammer Heads Program
  • Metrolinx
  • Modern Niagara
  • Ontario Masonry Training Centre
  • Ross Video
  • Skills Ontario
  • Willis College
1:30 PM

Virtual workshops

Luc Lalande, entrepreneur:  
Digital Skills & Tools - Building Community & Connection

Cartilliam Home Construction & Renovations Inc:  
Running your own business as a Home Renovator

University of Ottawa Makerspace: 
3D design and 3D printing

October 14th, 2021

9:30 AM

Welcome

9:45 AM

Industry expert speakers

Hear from:

Adam Lariviere  | Senior Project Officer at Correctional Service of Canada - Food Services Division - NHQ

Nikki Nobel | Coordinator and Professor of Welding, Lambton College

Chris CampbellEquity and Diversity Representative, Carpenters' District Council of Ontario

Stephen Middlemiss | Mouse Renovations

Elizabeth Moses | Machinist, Harbour Technologies

Ben Bergeron | Manager, Hot Shoe Production

11:00 AM

Meet industry experts at virtual career booths

Booths include:

  • BOLT Foundation
  • Convergence.Tech
  • Renoasis
  • Salesforce
  • Centennial College
  • Seneca College
  • Durham College
  • Guild House Technical Institute
  • Algonquin College, Academic Partnerships & CE Media & Design
  • University of Ottawa MakerSpace
  • Aecon
  • Conestoga College
  • Hammer Heads Program
  • Metrolinx
  • Modern Niagara
  • Ontario Masonry Training Centre
  • Ross Video
  • Skills Ontario
  • Willis College
1:30 PM

Virtual workshops

Luc Lalande, entrepreneur:  
Digital Skills & Tools - Building Community & Connection

University of Ottawa Makerspace:  
3D design and 3D printing

John Ferris, entrepreneur and artist:  
Indigenous Crafts & Trade - preserving traditions & educating the future.