We are looking for professional women and entrepreneurs in skilled trades and STEM careers to participate as role models and judges in our upcoming Techsploration Career Quest 

The Techsploration Career Quest will feature a round robin session for participants to learn and ask questions about skilled trades and STEM careers to industry professionals. Students will also hear from an inspiring keynote speaker and participate in dynamic hands-on workshops. Student teams will be challenged to collaborate and present their solutions to the question: How can we encourage more young women to explore careers in skilled trades and STEM? 

We invite you to take part in this 1-day virtual conference encouraging young women in grades 9-12 to explore career opportunities in science, engineering, trades, and technology.  

As a role model, you will participate in the round robin segment during the morning of the event and speak with small teams of students about your career. Total time commitment: 1.5 hours 

As a judge, you will listen to team pitches highlighting their ideas on how to encourage more young women to explore careers in skilled trades and STEM. You will have an opportunity to provide feedback and cast your vote for the winning pitch. Total time commitment: 1.5 hours 

You are, of course, welcome to be a role model and a judge should your schedule allow! If being a role model or a judge isn’t for you, you can attend the event as a guest and show your support for our next generation of female leaders! 

Role Model and Judge Sign-up: 



Time Activity
9:00 am Welcome
9:15 am Round Robin
10:15 am Team Project Launch
10:30am Team Brainstorm
11:05am Workshop #1
11:35am Lunch
12:05pm Workshop #2
12:40pm Team Pitch Development
1:15pm Pitch Presentations
2:05pm Keynote Speaker
2:30pm Prizes and Wrap-up