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FOR RELEASE
May 1, 2015

Technology, activities and more at an Education trade show booth this weekend

WHITEHORSE—For the finale of Education Week, the Yukon government is hosting a rotating showcase of presenters this weekend at its Lake Laberge Lions Club Yukon Trade Show booth from May 1 to 3 at the Canada Games Centre.

“As another successful Education Week comes to a close, I invite everyone to visit our Education trade show booth,” Minister of Education Doug Graham said. “The booth will be a lively space with demonstrations and activities to highlight many of Yukon’s engaging Kindergarten to Grade 12 school programs as well as Advanced Education’s training and workforce programs. This is an opportunity for Yukoners to see some of the government’s Yukon-specific programming aimed at improving student programs.”

To reflect this year’s theme of Many Paths to Learning, staff and students will be leading presentations and interactive activities of school and advanced education programs. Visitors can learn hands-on about classroom technology, Destination Imagination, robotics, French language, First Nations traditional knowledge and more.

For those seeking information or help on career planning, staff will demonstrate how to use WorkFutures, an online career planning guide that outlines the top 100 jobs available in this region. WorkFutures describes pay ranges, required qualifications and roles for these jobs. This guide was developed in collaboration with economists, experts and employers as part of the Labour Market Framework.

“Whether you are interested in upgrading your employment skills or learning more about school programs, there is something for everyone at our booth this weekend,” Graham added. “For those who cannot attend this weekend, I encourage you to visit Education’s website or contact staff directly for more information.”

Learn more: Education Week 2015

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Contact:

Elaine Schiman
Cabinet Communications
867-633-7961
elaine.schiman@gov.yk.ca

Ronuk Modha
Communications, Education
867-332-5082
ronuk.modha@gov.yk.ca

 


News release #15-158