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Build a Dream 2017

NEWS RELEASE                                 

Greater Essex County District School Board 451 Park Street West, Windsor ON N9A 6K1

519-255- 3200

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

October 30, 2017

Contact: Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury

Phone: 519-255-3200 ext. 10224

Supporting All Pathways for Everyone

- Build a Dream 2017 -

More than 500 girls in Grades 9 and 10 from GECDSB schools will be attending Build a Dream on Thursday, November 2nd at the Ciociaro Club.

Build a Dream is designed to attract, encourage and recruit female students to pursue careers in skilled trades, STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and law enforcement. It's a collaboration of the St. Clair College, the University of Windsor, the 4 area school boards, Women's Enterprise Skills Training of Windsor, Workforce Windsor-Essex and Skills Ontario.

Twenty-six GECDSB teachers and guidance counsellors will be participating in a symposium prior to the event to discuss equity and inclusion in the workplace and to improve their understanding of the careers available to all students.

Teacher workshops begin at 11:00 a.m. The exhibit and show for students and their families opens at 4:15 with a keynote address from rocket scientist Natalie Panek who is a member of the technical staff at MDA's Robotics and Automation division.

For more information contact Angela Ciarlariello-Bondy @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10367 or Public Relations Officer Scott Scantlebury @ 519-255-3200 ext. 10224 or 519-995-5797.