PANEL DISCUSSION: MANY ROADS LEAD TO SUCCESS
An in depth look at some of the main post secondary options and the pathways that lead to them.
PRESENTER(S): Megan Janssen, Sara Varvaris, Sergeant Christopher Gillis, Glenn Scougall, and Susan Loveless
MODERATOR: Jocelyn Reyes Midghall
Recruitment/Liaison Officer, University of Toronto
Megan is a Recruitment/Liaison Officer at the University of Toronto where she supports a diverse population of prospective students through the application process at the University of Toronto.
Educational Advisor, Advising and Student Academic Support, Humber College
Sara is an Itinerant Educational Advisor at Humber College specializing in advising at-risk youth, mature students, Second Career applicants, internationally trained professionals and members of marginalized communities. By applying an anti-oppressive framework, she identifies challenges, barriers, needs and ambitions thus enhancing informed decision making in regards to identifying suitable educational programs.
Sergeant Christopher Gillis
Senior Recruiter – Canadian Forces Recruiting Detachment Hamilton
Sgt Chris Gillis, originally from Hamilton, Ontario, has been posted to the Canadian Forces Recruiting Detachment Hamilton as the Senior Recruiter for the last 3 years. Prior to this he spent 12 years stationed in Edmonton serving as a soldier and paratrooper of the Third Battalion, Princess Patricia’s Canadian Light Infantry.
Sgt Gillis has 2 deployments to Afghanistan. His first one was in Kandahar from Feb – Aug 2007 as part of task force 1-07. His second one was in Kabul from October – March 2012 where he was acting as a mentor for Afghan army officers. He has trained all over North America and internationally.
Sgt Gillis is happily married to Kelly, and they have 3 children: Isabelle, Natalie and Jeremy.
Program Advisor, Skills Trades College of Canada
Glenn is the Program Advisor at Skills Trades College of Canada in Mississauga, where he advise a large and diverse number of prospective students thru the process of campus tours, to providing further information and getting the students to register for upcoming full time or part time electrical or plumbing programs.
Small Business and Entrepreneurship Consultant, Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre
Entrepreneurship is a viable career option and pathway for youth in the 21st Century. The Mississauga Business Enterprise Centre (MBEC) offers services, resources and programs that support youth with the experiential learning of how to start and operate their own business through free training, mentoring and the opportunity to receive a grant to help them with their business launch and development. Learn how MBEC can help youth start on their entrepreneurial journey.
Jocelyn Reyes Midghall
Facilitator, Engage Parent
Jocelyn is a parent volunteer and education advocate with lofty ideas. She is a strong proponent of raising digitally-responsible children