With a wide range of pathways available, high school students are struggling to find the information they need to choose and navigate their post-secondary education and career options.
From our conversations with youth, we know that labour market information is rarely, if ever, consulted when a student is trying to decide what to do after high school. We also know that other factors can heavily influence and potentially limit students’ awareness of the various education, training and employment opportunities available.
Students have also expressed concerns about how the decisions they make now will impact their future, making it even more vital to equip students with information to build confidence in their choices and set them on a course to success.
This has led to the development of the following competition challenge:
How might we help high school students gain a better understanding of available career opportunities and the pathways to get there by means of a digital tool?
Through this 6-week competition, participants can create teams or work independently to develop digital solutions. Creators of the top 10 solutions will travel to Toronto and have the chance to pitch their ideas and present their prototypes to a panel of innovative and creative thinkers.
The teams with the most promising solutions will be awarded prizes of $30,000 for first place, $13,000 for second place and $7,000 for third place.
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