October’s arrival means Grade 12 students will apply for their post-secondary school enrollment.
To some, this is a major life decision and requires many hours of research and advise from others.
In order to assist the students in this process, 105 Gibson Centre and Catholic Community Services of York Region have partnered to host “Let’s Talk Career” on October 24. All high school students are welcomed to attend the event.
This event has two parts – the first part is a workshop by a settlement worker addressing the students’ immediate step of preparing and applying to post-secondary school. The second part will explore longer-term issues for students as they consider different career paths.
Guests from various careers such as web developers, lawyers, engineers, ECEs will be present to answer their questions about specific professions.
Let’s Talk Career will take place at the same time as A Meal Together, a program run by 105 Gibson Centre where youth from local high schools are welcomed to come after school. They can enjoy various activities like sports or board games or enjoy a game of pool or study before sitting down for a free dinner each Thursday during the school year.
“It is a friendly way for them to meet other youth in the community and mentors who can coach them through the challenges they face in life.” says Sophia Chan, Director of Youth Services at 105 Gibson Centre. “Some of our youth even returned to volunteer after they started university. Their lives had been changed by these mentors, they want to come back to help those who are younger.”
Let’s Take Career will begin at 4 p.m. while dinner will take place at 7 p.m. For registration, students can contact Julie Zhang from CCSYR at 416.567.4026 or refer to www.105gibson.com for more details.