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Sheridan celebrates National Youth Week 2022

Apr 20, 2022

Sheridan is offering a variety of events and workshops for National Youth Week from May 1-7, geared to inspire young people and recognize their potential in shaping a brighter future. Sheridan’s events will focus on career development, navigating job interviews and networking, and exploring the world of entrepreneurship. National Youth Week showcases youth, their achievements, and their commitment to our communities.

National Youth Week logoSheridan is also partnering with the City of Brampton and the Town of Oakville in support of their National Youth Week celebrations and festivities. Young people from the ages of 14-29 are invited to participate in various free activities throughout the week.

“Sheridan is thrilled to work with our local municipalities to support their endeavours to celebrate our youth and contribute to the plans for this year’s National Youth Week,” says Karen LeMoine, Sheridan’s Director, Community Engagement & Stakeholder Relations. “Our youth are an asset to our communities, and they have the potential to create meaningful change. Not only are they students, but also teachers, innovators, and leaders.”

Initiated in 2006, National Youth Week has inspired communities and organizations across the nation to ensure Canada continues to value the involvement of youth in all aspects of social recreation.

“Sheridan strives to be part of the local eco-system across Peel and Halton Regions to nurture the development of our young people,” says LeMoine.

National Youth Week virtual events by Sheridan include:

Leveraging LinkedIn for Career Networking from Beginners to Experts
May 3, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Location: Virtual | Ages 14 – 24yrs

Learn how to leverage LinkedIn for professional networking and career development. In this session, participants learn how to create a compelling and professional LinkedIn profile.

Career Exploration
May 4, 4:00-5:00 p.m. | Location: Virtual | Ages 14 – 24yrs

Join Heather Fawcett, Student Recruitment Advisor, who will review the steps of the Career Planning process used at Sheridan. This webinar will include a walk-through of our Idea Generator and exploring various resources and tools that provide more information on career outcomes and requirements, which can assist participants in finding a career that is the right fit for them.

Changemaking With the Entrepreneurial Mindset (EDGE)
May 4, 6:00-7:00 p.m. | Location: Virtual | Open for all ages

In this virtual workshop, participants will get a chance to learn more about the elements involved in the entrepreneurial mindset, how they can be used to create change, and how Sheridan’s social venture incubator, EDGE, can support their changemaking journey. Workshop includes a draw for prizes.

Ace the Job Interview!
May 5, 6:00-7:30 p.m. | Location: Virtual | Ages 14 – 24yrs

“Prepare, practice and present” – the interview trifecta! Join Nancy White, Workshop Coordinator from Sheridan Community Employment Services, to find out how to prepare and perform well in job interviews. Learn what interview questions are trending today; what those questions mean; and what you should say.

In addition, Sheridan will have in-person events in collaboration with the Town of Oakville and City of Brampton:

Town of Oakville Recreation – Drop-In Basketball Game (with the Sheridan Bruins Varsity Basketball Players)
May 1, 5:30-7:00 p.m. | Location: In-person - Oakville Trafalgar Community Centre | Ages 11 – 19yrs

Get a chance to see the Sheridan Bruins basketball players demonstrate their leadership on and off the court. Following the game, there will be an opportunity for a Q & A session with the Bruins athletes about their postsecondary experience. Sheridan will provide refreshments and Sheridan-branded giveaways for attendees. Learn more about Oakville Youth Week.

City of Brampton Job Information Fair
May 5, 4-8p.m. | Location: In-person – Loafer’s Lake Recreation Centre | Ages 14 – 29 yrs

Sheridan will have a booth at this City of Brampton led Job Fair for youth, with attendees having the opportunity to talk one on one with a Sheridan Student Advisor to learn more about career pathways and the postsecondary options to get there.

For more National Youth Week events and festivities across our campus communities, visit the City of Brampton, City of Mississauga or Town of Oakville websites.

Learn more about how Sheridan is helping unlock the transformative power of education for local youth through our Youth Amplified initiative.

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