Home Community ‘Techsploration’ at the NSCC Strait Area Campus Community ‘Techsploration’ at the NSCC Strait Area Campus By Port Hawkesbury Reporter - April 16, 2019 Share Facebook Twitter Pinterest WhatsApp Dr. Deanne van Rooyeen from Cape Breton University spoke to Grade 9 students about the possibility of a career as a geologist. The Techsplorer Event at the NSCC Strait Area Campus connected girls from the Strait area with female role models and employers to learn about career opportunities. Photos by Mary Hankey — Isabella Murphy followed in her mother Dawna’s footsteps by participating in the Techsplorer event held at the NSCC Strait Area Campus. Dawna attended the first Techsploration program that was held in 1998, and Isabella was inspired by her mother to attend last week’s event. The program gives young women information about career opportunities they might not otherwise consider. Vanessa Dort, from Guysborough Academy, had a hands-on demonstration during the interactive role model round-robin session during the Techsplorer Event. Jodi Tait from the Halifax Regional Municipality gave the Grade 9 students the opportunity to learn what’s involved in a career as firefighters. Students from Dalbrae Academy took part in the round-robin session by Building Futures for Youth. The program is designed to give high school students an opportunity to explore a career in in Nova Scotia’s construction industry. Grade 9 students from the area attended the Techsplorer Event held at the Strait Area Campus in Port Hawkesbury. Valerie Marguette informed the Grade 9 students about the career choices available for women in the Canadian Coast Guard. The students were given the opportunity to explore various careers in science, engineering, trades, and technology with inspiring role models during the 2019 Techsplorer event on April 12 at the NSCC Strait Area Campus. These Grade 9 students from Guysborough Academy took part in the 2019 Techsplorer event at the NSCC Strait Area Campus last Friday in Port Hawkesbury. The morning had student presentations and performances, followed by an interactive role model round-robin session in the afternoon. Julie Warner, from the Canada Border Services Agency, advised the Grade 9 students on careers in border services, intelligence, enforcement, and science and technology. Girls from several schools participated in the Techsplorer Event at the NSCC Strait Area Campus on April 12 which assists young women in exploring a wide range of career options.