PowerUp! Career Exploration Workshops provide Grade 8 students throughout the Northwest Territories with an opportunity to learn about exciting careers through participation in various interactive workshops.
In advance of the workshops, participating students are invited to select from a variety of workshop themes. Students will be assigned a workshop theme based on their identified preferences, and based on the order that their registration forms are received by Skills Canada NWT.
The day-long event begins with students gathering at the Multiplex Gymnasium to register and receive a gift from Skills Canada NWT. Students will then be grouped according to their assigned workshop theme along with a teacher/volunteer chaperone who will remain with each group throughout the day. The event will begin with our Kickoff Party in the Multiplex Gymnasium where students will get hyped for the day ahead. Following the Kickoff Party, students and chaperones will board buses that will take them to the location of their morning workshop. Students will then return to the Multiplex for lunch, then will be taken again by bus to the location of their afternoon workshop. Throughout the day students will participate in various interactive and hands-on activities that will teach them about various occupations within their assigned theme.
Lunch will be provided to all students and chaperones. At 2:00 PM students will return, by bus, to the Multiplex Gymnasium where Skills Canada NWT will deliver brief closing remarks. Students will then return to their school by the end of the school day.