• Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
  • Skills Canada NWT
Power Up Youth Conferences

These one-day conferences provide Grade 8 students throughout the Northwest Territories with an opportunity to learn about some of the exciting career options available to them. The NWT hosts two conferences each winter, one for young women and one for young men.

Each conference starts with an opening ceremony that includes an orientation, and  guest speakers.  Throughout the day and after the final workshop the students have a chance to fill out an evaluation form, which then goes into a draw box for the chance to win prizes.

Next, the participants go to their morning workshops, which provide them with a chance to do hands-on activities and gain a greater understanding of various occupations ranging from aircraft maintenance engineers to welders to aestheticians.

The first workshop is followed by lunch, and then the afternoon is when the second and third workshop take place. Finally, there is a brief closing ceremony that provides time for evaluation forms and time to thank all of the people who help make the conferences a success each year.

For more information, check out our promo video @ http://youtu.be/9qBgSJTzC6s


PowerUp! Conference Agenda:

8:30 - 9:15 - Students’ registration

9:25 - 9:45 - Opening/Orientation

9:45 - 10:00 - Transportation to Workshop A

10:00 - 11:30 - Workshop A

11:30 - 11:45 - Transportation back from Workshop A

11:45 - 12:15 - Lunch

12:15 - 12:30 - Transportation to Workshop B

12:30 - 2:00 - Workshop B

2:00 - 2:15 - Transportation back from Workshop B

2:15 - 2:30 - Break – re-group & snacks

2:30 - 2:45 - Transportation to Workshop C

2:45 - 4:15 - Workshop C

4:15 - 4:30 - Transportation back from Workshop C

4:30 - Complete evaluation forms & Conference Wrap-up

4:50 - *Transportation home starts around this time and goes until the last student is home

* Transportation home will be provided to all students in need and who live in Yellowknife, Ndilo and Dettah.



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