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UGDSB offering learning experience for female students interested in the trades

February 4, 2019

GUELPH, Ontario – In partnership with Build a Dream, the Upper Grand District School Board wants to invite students to a free parent/daughter event.

This event will highlight opportunities in a number of careers to assist young women in high school in making career choices. The event will feature a keynote address from Jamie McMillan from Kickass Careers.

McMillan is a journeywoman ironworker in the construction industry. According to Build a Dream, “In an effort to expand her knowledge and increase her opportunities, [McMillan] recently began a secondary journey as a boilermaker. In 2006, she began to volunteer as a mentor at networking events to encourage youth to consider careers in skilled trades. Currently, Jamie continues to work on various construction sites across the country during summer and winter months but concentrates on school and community outreach during the spring and fall as a professional speaker and mentor through her company KickAss Careers.”

As a community, the UGDSB and partners for this event recognize the critical role parents/guardians play in the development and education of their child, which is why the event is designed so that families can come and learn too.

The event will feature:

Event details: 

WHEN: Tuesday, April 2, 2019
TIME: 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. (Doors open at 4:30 p.m.)
LOCATION: Bingemans (425 Bingemans Centre Drive, Kitchener, ON, N2B 3X7)

The event is free, dinner will be provided and there will be lots of complimentary parking.

Space is limited to three people per household. To take advantage of this great opportunity, please register by March 26, 2019, at

For more information, please contact


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