Get ready to Meet Edge Factor at OCTE's Spring Conference!

  Edge Factor Team   |     April 13, 2023 |   6 minute read
Connect with Edge Factor at the OCTE Spring Conference

The OCTE Spring Conference will take place from May 11 - 13, 2023 at the Lamplighter Inn, in London, Ontario, and Edge Factor is excited to host a booth and attend the awards ceremony and banquet!


The Ontario Council for Technology Education 2023 Spring Conference brings tech educators, administrators, and industry representatives from across the province together! OCTE is run by a dedicated, highly skilled group of volunteers who provide opportunities for relationship building across schools and industries with the aim of helping students on their career journey to launching a rewarding career in their community. 

Edge Factor’s Community team members are delighted to be attending this event with partners and tech educators from across Ontario, Canada. If you’re attending, we invite you to join us at the Edge Factor booth where we’ll be sharing career and workforce development tools you can tap into, to inspire the next generation on their career exploration journey. We’ll be specifically highlighting tech careers and skilled trades-related inspirational stories, media, and activities that make complex technical concepts easy to understand and applicable to the real world, and engaging soft skills content!


Come to learn more, ask questions, and explore how you can use these multimedia tools in classrooms, as send-home individual class work, and at events!


Edge Factor, a popular e-learning platform, inspires learners to explore, prepare, and connect on their career journey. With thousands of videos, interactive activities, and educational lesson plans, Edge Factor provides resources and tools for career development. 

We have released top content and pages created and recommended for different types of Educators! Every Educator from K -12, with premium Edge Factor memberships can access the full K-12 library and features. For educators who don't yet have a premium membership, we offer free memberships with specially selected programming available.


“We are excited to be hosting a booth at the OCTE 2023 Spring Conference, where we look forward to connecting with educators and partners to empower them with Edge Factor media and activities that engage and prepare the next generation of skilled workers,” said Larissa Hofman, Vice President of Edge Factor. “We recognize this as a great opportunity to learn and showcase different ways to support students on their journey after high school into the skilled trades & technology-related careers.”


Technical Education teachers help students explore and prepare for careers in the skilled trades. They use a variety of teaching methods to help students learn and develop skills related to a specific occupation or career field while demonstrating techniques, and tools used in a particular career or industry. 


Tech Ed teachers play a key role in supporting the Special High Skills Major (SHSM) program,  where students focus their learning on a specific economic sector as they gain sector-specific skills.  These students can continue their journey into the skilled trades through the Ontario Youth Apprenticeship Programs (OYAP) where students earn an income, and learn from a certified mentor in the trades. 


Edge Factor’s smart platform provides story-driven tools that technical educators use to inspire their students to explore, prepare, and connect on their career journey. Together with schools, companies, and service providers, Edge Factor empowers learners of all ages to discover careers and get connected to real-world opportunities.


Learn more about the event! 

Registrations for members and non-members is still open. Visit the OCTE 2023 Spring Conference event page to learn more.


Learn more about Edge Factor 

If you are interested in learning more about what an Edge Factor membership can unlock, create your free account or register for an upcoming live webinar


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