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Event for Young Women in Grades 9-12

Jill of All Trades

Jill of All Trades is a all-day event on April 4, 2024 led by female mentors to inspire young women or those who identify as female in Grades 9 through 12 to pursue careers in the Skilled Trades. Participants will experience a fun-filled day of practical, in-the-shop sessions.

Be ready to see the BCIT facilities, interact with industry professionals, and join a series of workshops in several disciplines: Ironworker, Machinist, Cabinetmaker (Joiner), Motorcycle Technician, Power Engineer, Digital Communications and Wireless Technologies, Sheet Metal, Auto Body and Collision Technician, and Welding.

Skilled Trades in Action

Safety Information

Participants will be required to wear long pants (no sweatpants, yoga pants, or shorts) and closed-toed shoes – runners or sneakers (no ballet flats, platforms, or sandals of any kind). BCIT will provide safety glasses and toe caps for use in the shops.

Registration Information

Contact your School District Career Coordinator or High School Counsellor for registration information. Seats are limited.

Parents/legal guardians are required to complete and submit the media consent and acknowledgement of risk form before the event.

April 4, 2024 Event Schedule

BCIT Burnaby Campus – Townsquare A and B
08:00 – 08:30  Arrival / Check-in / Buffet Breakfast
08:30 – 08:45  Welcome and Shop Safety
09:00 – 13:20  Workshops – Try Three Different Skilled Trades
13:20 – 13:50  Lunch Provided
14:00 – 14:55  Tradeswomen Panel Discussion
14:55 – 15:00  Closing Remarks – Door Prizes – Swag Gifts
15:00 – 15:15  Group Photo
15:30  Departure