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World of Choices - London ON

March 11, 2020
RBC Place London

 

JA World of Choices is an event aimed at helping youth in grades 10-12 explore career choices and learn from local career mentors in a round table format career forum. Students interact with career mentors working in desired fields, industries and professions. In small sessions, students understand what it takes to be successful, learn about the training and education required, and gain a glimpse of what a typical day on the job involves.  Each session is allotted time for questions and interactive conversations. 

As a result of this JA program, students will leave excited about their future, and better equipped to meet the challenges of today’s working world. Students will have the opportunity to become familiar with possible educational futures, while learning about and challenging myths about various careers. They will learn what job opportunities exist right in their community and be inspired by a range of mentors from a variety of industries.

Key Outcomes

Students will: 

  • Become empowered to succeed in designing a career path. 
  • Learn the tools to better meet challenges of today's work world. 
  • Capitalize on career opportunities in emerging, traditional, and non-traditional fields. 
  • Gain a better understanding of careers and the educational foundation needed. 
  • Discover educational opportunities. 
  • Develop a proactive attitude about a future career. 
  • Understand industry and labour market trends. 

"I liked hearing about the mentors' personal journeys. It helped remind me that everyone goes through challenges and that they'll eventually get to where they need to."

- World of Choices Student

 

Event Details

This event is offered to students at no cost thanks to our community partner, the RBC Foundation.

Location: RBC Place London, 300 York Street

Time: 9:15am - 1:30pm

Featuring: 

  • 5 Roundtable conversations with Career Mentors representing a variety of fields
  • “WOC Talks” – inspiring 5-minute TED style presentations about career pathways
  • Interactions with Career Expo representatives from post-secondary schools and other organizations
  • Morning snack and lunch provided 
  • Schools - Fill a bus and JA will cover the bussing cost! 

 

Registration is first come, first served. 

  Teachers - Register a Class  

 

  High School Students - Register Independently  

 

Questions? Contact us at info@jaswo.org or 519-439-4201

Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.