Programs & events

Conestoga participates in and hosts engineering, trades and technology (ETT) events and programs designed for young women, female students and the local community with the purpose of:

  • raising community awareness of opportunities within ETT;
  • attracting females to ETT academic and career pathways; and
  • supporting Conestoga female ETT students during their academic journey and beyond.

Some of our ETT offerings are listed below. Email us for more information.

ETT4W events and programming

Jill of All TradesTM

Jill of All TradesTM offers a full day of hands-on workshops led by female mentors designed to help young women in high school develop a better understanding of the potential of skilled trades careers.  

Go ENG Girl

Go ENG Girl is an exciting opportunity for girls in grades 7 to 10 and their parents/caregivers to learn more about the field of engineering. This event provides hands-on activities and opportunities to connect with female engineering faculty, graduates, students and professionals.  

Women in Skilled Trades (WIST)

WIST General Carpenter Pre-Apprenticeship is a tuition-free 34-week certificate program funded by the Government of Ontario.  


Trades and Technology “TNT” Day activities provide girls in grades 7 to 10 with various hands-on activities related to different careers in the construction, industrial, motive power, engineering and architectural industries.  

Skills Work! ® Summer Camps (all girls)

This week-long day program for girls in grades 7 and 8 includes hands-on workshops, games, tours and more related to the industrial, construction, motive power and technology sectors.  

Go CODE Girl

Go CODE Girl provides an opportunity for girls in grades 9 to 11 across Ontario learn about coding and software development as well as explore potential opportunities in the computing and engineering fields.  

Explore Your Future

This program is a half-day opportunity for local girls in grade 8 to explore careers in the construction, industrial, service, motive power and food processing trades and engineering technology at Conestoga.