National Technology Week™
Technicians and Technologists
ARE YOU A CHAMPION?
National Technology Week needs dedicated, resourceful volunteers like you to help students explore careers as technicians and technologists. To help you help us, we've assembled a series of tools you can download.
Why get involved?
Your profession - Canada's technicians and technologists - needs thousands of recruits to remain a strong and vibrant participant in Canada's world-leading applied science and engineering technology industry. Encouraging young Canadians to discover a bright future in our profession means a brighter future for all of us.
What is a National Technology Week Champion?
You're the kind of person who enjoys making a difference in your community and helping students discover the world of career possibilities before them.
You have the time, dedication, resources and contacts to set up and operate a range of community activities, such as public speaking engagements, school presentations, shopping mall displays, or interviews with reporters at your local TV or radio station or newspaper.
You know who to talk to in your community to convey a message, and how to
express yourself so the message is heard loud and clear.
You enjoy working with people of all ages and tackling challenges big and small. You're a reliable, talented professional who gets the job done!
National Technology Week Champions will be recognized for their valuable contribution by the Canadian Council of Technicians and Technologists on its website and in its publications.
What does a Champion do?
Champions make National Technology Week happen. You turn "career awareness" into reality. Working with your provincial association representing certified technicians and technologists, you help students, parents and educators connect with the exciting opportunities available through technical careers. Here are a few suggestions about what you can do as a National Technology Week Champion:
- Take the job to students - invite a local technician or technologist to give a presentation about his or her work to a class of junior high school students
- Send a thank you card to a volunteer who has helped you promote the technician and technologist professions
- Send a thank you card to local sponsors and media who have helped you promote careers as technicians and technologists
- Write an article about technicians or technologists for your company newsletter or community paper
- Organize a conference to discuss the range of jobs available to technicians and technologists, and issues facing their professions
- Promote public awareness of a technician's or technologist's work through a technician/technologist fair
- Organize a hands-on workshop for students to learn more about the work done by technicians and technologists
- Invite a technician or technologist to be a guest speaker at an event you organize
- Hold a photo contest for best photo of a technician or technologist in action and ask a local paper to provide an expert judge and publish the winners
- Plan an activity with a local employer of technicians or technologists
- Organize a mall display to showcase the faces and work of technicians and technologists
- Ask local businesses and sponsors to set up technician/technologist displays on their premises
- Plan a one-day community service project to promote the work done by technicians and technologists
- Organize a trivia contest based on the wide range of work done by technicians and technologists
- Ask a local radio talk show to interview a local technician or technologist
Want to know more? Please contact the your provincial technician/technologist association for more information or ideas. Thank you for being a National Technology Week Champion!