Agriculture in the Classroom Canada (AITC-C) is excited to bring engAGe to three urban areas in Canada in partnership with our provincial member organizations, including British Columbia Agriculture in the Classroom Foundation and AgScape in Ontario, as well as a partner organization in Quebec; le Centre de développement pour l'exercice de la citoyenneté (CDEC).
This high energy and motivating event will engage high school students and educators in a world of agriculture and food career opportunities! Through inspiring speakers, interactive culinary experiences and breakout sessions, participants will learn that agriculture careers are much more than farming and that opportunities extend into Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), business and more!
We are looking forward to welcoming 500 students and their educators in each host city to celebrate careers in agri-food.
October 8, 2019
November 19, 2019
February 11, 2020
During our pilot year, enrollment for the three engAGe events will be limited, however, we are looking ahead and exploring what opportunities may be in store for expansion in 2020. Stay tuned!
A 2017 Teen Career Inquiry Survey completed by Kynetec determined that high school students are most interested in careers related to STEM, but less than 50% of students realized that agri-food offers these opportunities. In response, we've set out on a journey to ensure that career events, specifically engAGe, provide exciting, interactive and hands-on activities that showcase agricultural career options connected to STEM.
engAGe! is part of AITC-C's thinkAG initiative which focuses on increasing awareness and interest in agriculture and food careers among teens across the country.
Support, expertise and personal stories from Canada’s agricultural and food community are critical to these three events. We are looking to involve as many areas of agriculture as possible to share Canada’s full agriculture and food story. engAGe provides an opportunity to cultivate curiosity about the pathways into your specific field of the industry and the jobs that are available.
If you're interested in learning more, volunteering or getting involved in engAGe please contact us today.