Are you looking for ways to provide young people with models that will inspire them to consider a career in science and technology? Here are a few mentoring initiatives that might help encourage your teens to follow a path to a STEM-related career. These partners serve the entire province of Quebec and offer extracurricular activities and a forum for exchanges between inspiring mentors and curious young minds.
Cyber mentors guiding students toward their dream jobs
For: students aged 14 to 30
Location: online on the Academos platform
Academos is a mentoring platform that connects young people (between the ages of 14 and 30) with the reality of the workplace and helps them attain their professional goals, making our society a more educated, better qualified and prosperous place to live in.
Around 70 Ubisoft employees work as cyber mentors on the Academos online platform, answering students’ questions and guiding them toward their dream jobs. Meet Naomi, one of the Ubisoft mentors on Academos, in this delightful video:
Visit the Academos website to find out more about this mentoring platform and discuss with Ubisoft cyber mentors.
Video Game Creation Project for Quebec Youth
By Youth Fusion
Level: Elementary (Grades 5 and 6) and high school (Secondary 1 to 5)
Lieu: 36 schools across Quebec*
The video game creation project introduces young people to video game technology and design by allowing them to create a video game from start to finish. While discovering the different elements that go into a video game, the students will experience all the various stages involved in creating a game: conceptualization, prototype development, producing a game design document, production, game testing and review. They also learn to master a whole range of tech tools linked to the different aspects of the project (sound, visuals, programming, etc.). This year, close to 1120 students will be invited to create an interactive story and a video game prototype alongside Ubisoft professionals.
*Visit the Youth Fusion website to find out more about the video game creation project.