FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
August 23, 2021 – The results are in! Edge Factor and our partners empowered 300 events across North America with tools to inspire Indigenous students and community members to explore careers in skilled trades and celebrate success stories of Indigenous Tradespeople.
Edge Factor’s free Indigenous Tradespeople Experience toolkit was available in May and June 2021 for families, schools, companies, and workforce leaders to host events and share these multimedia tools online. In the US, 89 Indigenous Tradespeople events were hosted across 20 states and in Canada, 211 events were hosted across 7 provinces and 1 Territory. That is incredible - 300 events in only two months! The organizations that hosted events included 82 school boards/ districts (representing hundreds of individual schools), 240 individual schools, 23 companies, and 33 regional and national Workforce Development leaders.
We want to take a minute to say a big thank you to our partners ABB, NPAAMB, CA-AME and myBlueprint for making these 300 events possible. And thank you to all of the educators, parents, industry and workforce leaders who registered for the Indigenous Tradespeople toolkit and shared free career exploration videos with students in classrooms, at events, and in homes!
The Indigenous Tradespeople Experience equipped Indigenous students and jobseekers to continue to explore Virtual Workplace Experiences, Career Profiles, to be inspired by Indigenous Community Members who have launched careers in skilled trades. It also included an inspiring, empowering Keynote Presentation by Edge Factor, Founder and Producer titled, “Learning from Indigenous Peoples in Skilled Trades'.
To ensure school, workforce and industry leaders understood how to access and share this toolkit, we created "How To" Guides. These guides provided easy to use checklists for hosting a live or virtual event, a promotional kit with a customizable article, free images and social media captions!
Edge Factor’s Indigenous Tradespeople Experience is officially closed for free members. It will continue to be available all year for Edge Factor’s Premium members, but is no longer available for free.
Don’t miss out on the current and upcoming Experience toolkits available this year for organizations to share in classrooms, homes, and at events:
- Summer Camps (July-August 2021) - Summer Learning Programs and Summer Camps need turnkey tools to engage students! This Experience will bring STEAM to life and provide meaningful tools to engage students during summer months.
- Rock MFG DAY (Sept-October 2021) - October is Manufacturing Day/ Month and we are providing the 2021 Rock MFG DAY kit for everyone to highlight the extraordinary world of advanced manufacturing.
- Apprenticeships (Nov-Dec 2021) - There are many training pathways that lead to successful careers - Apprenticeships offer incredible opportunities for students to gain real world skills and earn money while they learn! The Apprenticeships Experience will provide inspirational and informational tools for families to discover apprenticeship programs.
Pre-register for each Experience today
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