Skills Canada Virtual National Competition

Skills Canada Virtual National Competition

Please review the website for the invitation to students, apprentices, parents,
career seekers for the upcoming Skills Canada Virtual National
Competition.
Date: June 15, 2021
Time: 5:30am to 1:30pm Pacific time or 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. EDT
Closing Ceremony: Will be held at 3:00 p.m. Pacific Time, 6:00 pm EDT.
Students can register for FREE and participate from home even if not in class. Registration is now
open.
Click here for further details and registration: Skills Canada Virtual National Competition (vfairs.ca)
• Learn about the career opportunities within the skilled trades
• View highlight videos of competitors across Canada
• Engage with industry and education representatives
• Attend interactive sessions and demonstrations
• Learn about the importance of the 9 Essential Skill
• See highlights and demonstrations in 45 skilled trade and technology careers

The Knowledge Society Business Challenges

Work with international tech companies on real business challenges before you turn 18!
Applications are open to The Knowledge Society and they’re looking for curious and passionate
students from Surrey Schools to apply!
Students at TKS have access to 40+ online learning modules for self-study and attend sessions to work
on tech projects with other students who want to accomplish big things, guided by world-class
mentors and coaches.
TKS students and alumni speak at international conferences, receive high-profile tech internships, and
start their own companies.
The Knowledge Society trains high school students to solve the world’s biggest problems with emerging
technologies. During a 10-month program, students learn how to build masters/PhD-level projects,
level up their presentation and problem-solving skills, and meet like-minded young people who want
to do big things. TKS is founded by successful tech entrepreneurs and business leaders, and modeled
after curriculums from Stanford, Harvard, and MIT.
TKS offers ample Tuition Support and Scholarships for any student who is accepted into the program.

Ocean Wise

Ocean Wise is proud to announce that applications are open for our 2021 YouthToSea Leadership
Program! If you have students in need of volunteer or work experience hours, this opportunity might
be right for them.
For more information, please see YouthToSea Leadership Program Info for Educators.
Please let us know if you have any questions and share this with anyone who might be interested in this
awesome opportunity! General inquiries from students and parents can be sent to youth@ocean.org.
To apply, students can fill out the form found here.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: MAY 12th, 2021

SFU’s Faculty of Applied Sciences STEM workshop

Upcoming STEM workshops and events happening at our faculty for students and parents/guardians.  


Upcoming STEM workshops & events
STEM Speaker Series: Computer ScienceDate: May 29, 2021 (Saturday)Time: 1:00-2:00 pmLocation: Virtual via ZoomGrade: 9-12Sign up link: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/399170365
SFU Invent the FutureDate: July 19-30, 2021 (Weekdays only)Time: 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (PST)Grade: 10-11 students who identify as female/non-binaryDelivery: Online with remote supportProgram fee: $500 (Financial bursary available)
Website: https://www.sfu.ca/computing/inventthefuture.html (also see 2020 program booklet attached)Application deadline: Sunday, May 16, 2021 5:00 pm (PST)
Application link: https://coursys.sfu.ca/forms/apsc-sfu-ai4all-invent-the-future-student-applicat/
SFU Invent the Future: Info sessionTo learn more about the program, you can attend our info session. If you’re an educator and wish to attend this info session, please contact Eva at sacoord@sfu.ca.
Date: May 13, 2021 (Thursday)Time: 5-6 pmGrade: 10-11 students who identify as female/non-binary
Location: Virtual via ZoomSign up link: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/400825147
SFU Invent the Future: Application help session
Need help with submitting your application? Sign up to attend a help session. See details below.
Date: May 14, 2021 (Friday)Time: 5-6:30 pmGrade: 10-11 students who identify as female/non-binary
Location: Virtual via ZoomSign up link: http://websurvey.sfu.ca/survey/400859707

Camp Ignite

Camp Ignite
Youth Firefighting Mentorship Program for Grade 11 & 12 Girls
Camp Ignite is a two-day camp that educates and inspires young women to follow their dreams.
The camp is open to girls in grades 11-12 (ages 16-18) and gives them an introduction to the world of
firefighting. Each girl will learn about fitness, nutrition, health and teamwork.
For more information, visit http://campignite.com/
Application deadline – June 1, 2021
Camp Ignite 2021 Application see Mr. Fisher

Work BC Career Exploration Conversations

Career Exploration Conversations
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
WorkBC is facilitating a one-hour interactive webinar to help parents and caregivers support youth as
they explore career options. This virtual event is designed for parents of grade 9-12 students wanting
to enhance their career coaching skills and gain exposure to WorkBC.ca tools to help with their youth’s
career path.
Please pass along to parents & caregivers and use the documents below for social media posts. Note:
Registration is required.
Use this link to register – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JvfJqVm2QouBjlauYjQSlQ

Work BC Career Exploration Conversation

Career Exploration Conversations
Tuesday, April 27, 2021
7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Work BC is facilitating a one-hour interactive webinar to help parents and caregivers support youth as
they explore career options. This virtual event is designed for parents of grade 9-12 students wanting
to enhance their career coaching skills and gain exposure to WorkBC.ca tools to help with their youth’s
career path.
Please use the documents below for social media posts. Note:
Registration is required.
Use this link to register – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JvfJqVm2QouBjlauYjQSlQ

Parents as Education Career Coaches

Tuesday, March 2nd
6:30 – 8:00 PM
Parents as Education Career Coaches is an interactive workshop designed to help secondary school parents become more effective career development allies for their children and to understand the post-secondary environment.
The workshop will include: – A review of all the resources that are available on EducationPlannerBC.ca – Supports available from post-secondary institution – Tips on scholarships and financial aid – Time for questions! Your questions will be answered in real-time during this virtual session.
To register, visit: https://sfu.zoom.us/meeting/register/u5Aud–hrzooH9b-8u2WxOf9r2_OxSVcSLqB

Parents are invited to attend this virtual presentation

Parents are invited to attend this virtual presentation to learn why good grades aren’t the golden ticket they used to be and what they can do help their children prepare for employment in today’s market.
In collaboration with the Surrey Schools Career Education Department, join Navid Nathoo, successful tech entrepreneur and co-founder of The Knowledge Society (TKS), and Damian Matheson of myBlueprint, on February 23, 2021 at 6:00 pm (PST) for an informal fireside chat.
Learn how mindset, character and a network are more important that a polished resume or straight A’s when it comes to landing a job in 2021.
As well, information about District Partnership Programs and Academic Dual Credit opportunities will be shared during this session.
Register – https://www.eventbrite.com/e/more-than-marks-tickets-138695268281

Surrey Steps Up 2021

Surrey Steps Up 2021! Come Celebrate Virtually March 2, 2021 12:30 PM – 2:00 PM Surrey Steps Up is an annual showcase of the positive impact youth have on the city. Celebrate the amazing young people who are transforming our schools and communities through good deeds, community projects, creating art and more. Everyone is welcome. Sign up to share what you or your group are doing to make a positive impact in your school community. For more information, visit Surrey Steps Up