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Event for Young Women in Grades 9-12

Jill of All Trades

Jill of All Trades is a day-long event 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 that include among others: Ironworking, Sheet Metal, CNC Machinist, Industrial Instrumentation, Joinery, and Motorcycle Technician.

Skilled Trades in Action
BCIT Jill of All Trades Machinist CNC Machine
BCIT Jill of All Trades Joinery
BCIT Jill of All Trades Motorcycle Technician
BCIT Jill of All Trades Ironworker Hannah
BCIT Jill of All Trades Sheet Metal
BCIT Jill of All Trades Industrial Instrumentation
BCIT Jill of All Trades Electrical
BCIT Jill of All Trades Auto Collision 600

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 or sandals of any kind. BCIT will provide safety glasses and steel toe caps for use in the shops.

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

Event Schedule

BCIT Burnaby Campus – Townsquare A and B
8:00am – 8:30am  Arrival / Check-in / Buffet Breakfast
8:30am – 8:45am  Welcome and Shop Safety
9:00am – 1:20pm  Workshops – Try Three Different Skilled Trades
1:20pm – 1:50pm  Lunch Provided
2:00pm – 2:55pm  Guest Speaker Cassidy Mceown from ‘Rust Valley Restorers’
2:55pm – 3:00pm Closing Remarks – Door Prizes – Swag Gifts
3:00pm – 3:15pm  Group Photo
3:30pm  Departure

Featured on Rust Valley Restorers

Meet Cassidy Mceown

Cassidy Mceown completed the Okanagan College Motor Vehicle Body Repairer Apprenticeship Program in Kelowna. Mceown has spent several years on History Channel’s Rust Valley Restorers (RVR) and became Red Seal Certified in August 2020.