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Local Elementary Students Compete in ‘Vikings’ Den’ at Young Women Innovators Conference

2017-03-20

St. Lawrence College and its Enactus team, in partnership with the Algonquin and Lakeshore CDSB and the Limestone District School Board and, are hosting the St. Lawrence College Young Women Innovators Conference on Friday, March 24, 2017.

The event will bring together 100 girls in grades 7 and 8 to learn about the many post-secondary opportunities available and explore possible careers as they transition to secondary education.

Students will divide into teams led by St. Lawrence College students and participate in a morning of activities focused on creative thinking and innovative problem solving. Students will then tour the Limestone Skills Competition. In the afternoon, groups will compete themselves in the Vikings’ Den, pitching their team's’ best business idea to a group of local female business leaders, in a format similar to CBC’s Dragons’ Den television show.

This one-day enrichment opportunity is supported by the Ministry of Education and The Ministry of Advanced Education and Skills Development, SCWI, and was developed by PASS (Partnering to Achieve Student Success), the regional planning team made up of eastern Ontario’s three colleges and nine local school boards.

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For more information, please contact:

Tracy Carson
Young Women Innovators Conference, PASS, St. Lawrence College 
Email: tracylcarson@gmail.com

Dan Hendry, Enactus
Email: DHendry@sl.on.ca