When: 4:00pm - 6:00pm, June 23, 2016
Where: T-Room, 1360 Barrington Street, Halifax
Dr Sherry Scully will share research highlights from a recent study conducted across Nova Scotia, which examined the oceans career intentions and perceptions of youths in grades 6-9. This cohort is our workforce of the future, and the study provides some powerful insights into the perceptions our young people have regarding careers in Nova Scotia generally, and ocean-related careers in particular. These insights will help to inform the development of curriculum (in partnership with the Department of Education and Early Childhood Education), awareness and exposure programs, and recruitment and retention strategies for local oceans-oriented companies and post-secondary education providers.
Sherry holds an interdisciplinary PhD in social psychology and management from Dalhousie University. She completed her doctoral research examining social cohesion resistance amongst knowledge workers during a merger or acquisition. Sherry strives to combine scholarly insight and research with practical advice based on real world experience.
We welcome you to join us in a lively discussion about how to engage our youth in the broad range of ocean careers available in our region.