Recapping the Youth-Led “Power of Your Potential” conference
Presented by Workforce WindsorEssex and the University of Windsor Faculty of Education
In June 2010, WFWE released their Youth Labour Market Plan - looking at how our region's youth received labour market information.
"The vision of the Youth Labour Market Information Plan is to ensure that youth are getting accurate and timely information about local labour market conditions on emerging occupations."
As a follow-up to this study, WFWE invited several local youth service providers to act as mentors in the organization of a youth-led conference.
A youth-led strategic committee was formed with students young people from W.F. Herman Secondary School and volunteers from the Teen Health Centre's Kids Alliance program and the "Multicultural Youth in Action program" from the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County.
Working with the Faculty of Education's Leadership Experience for Academic Directions (L.E.A.D.) program, the youth-led committee organized unique ways of presenting the day's material to attending students in a meaningful way.
WFWE would like to thank everyone who participated in the conference and all the volunteers, who donated their time and expertise making the day successful.
For more featured videos, check out Down the Career Path in Windsor-Essex with:
- Adriano & Pina Ciotoli of WindsorEats.com
- Justin Langlois, executive director of the Arts Council Windsor & Region, co-founder of Broken City Lab
- Amanda McCarthy, Blackburn Radio Inc.
- Nour Hachem, program coordinator at the Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex County
Special thanks to:
Dr. Geri Salinitri and the L.E.A.D students, volunteers from the Teen Health Centre's Kids Alliance program and program coordinator Joe Parent, Ben Randall from Service Canada, New Beginnings and program manager Bernie Mastromattei, Elvira DiGesu, Nicole Brown and the students from Herman Secondary School, Nour Hachem and the volunteers from the Multicultural Youth in Action program, The Greater Essex County District School Board, The Windsor-Essex Catholic District School Board, The Multicultural Council of Windsor and Essex and their Leadership 360 program, The University of Windsor, The St. Clair Centre for the Arts Mediaplex for use of their facilities, Adriano and Pina Ciotoli, Justin Langlois, Amanda McCarthy, Greg Samek.
Also, WFWE staff for their time and support and WFWE interns Laura Berry and Olivia Ariss who captured video footage and organized resources and donations from various local businesses and service providers.
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