Techsploration is a non-profit organization whose mandate is to empower young women and non-binary youth to explore careers in science, engineering, trades, and technology. Students are given the opportunity to partner with mentors in industry, giving them a perspective on a career they may not have otherwise considered.
Our own Stacey McCarthy and Kate Collins volunteered at their final event of the year held at Acadia University - a speed networking session with small groups of students. It was great to hear their fresh perceptions on aquaculture and share information about potential careers. This also provided great intel for AANS as we continue to pursue a youth engagement and attraction study.
Aquaculture was well-represented at the event, with Aquaculture Scientist Jennie Korus also participating as a Role Model. She hosted a group of students at her workplace, Innovasea, and shared details of her career path so far. Thank you Jennie!