GETT Industry Influencers

Please note: Unfortunately due to the directive announced by Alberta Health Services to suspend all events of 250 people or more, the Provincial Skills Canada Competition has been cancelled for 2020. We hope to have you join us in 2021. 
CLICK HERE to read our full statement regarding Skills Canada Alberta program updates in relation to COVID-19. 

Help girls GETT ideas, GETT information, and GETT inspired about career exploration! We are looking for energetic Industry Influencers to share their experience, knowledge and enthusiasm for their career journey. 

What is an Industry Influencer? By definition, an influencer is a person who affects or changes the way other people behave or make decisions. That is exactly what we hope to achieve with the GETT Conference - to affect the way that young women in Alberta view their career options, and to help them make the best decisions for their own career journey. So to us, an Industry Influencer is someone who is able to impact the views and decisions of young women by sharing their own stories and experiences. 

Whether it’s networking with other Industry Influencers at the leaders breakfast, touring the Provincial Skills Canada Competition and witnessing Alberta’s most talented students compete in over 45 trade and technology events, or watching industry-leading ladies participate in a panel discussion, the GETT Conference is also a day for all Industry Influencers to feel inspired, empowered and proud to be part of the skilled trade and technology community.

Industry Influencers get a chance to inspire ~200 female high school students by taking part in round table discussions. This is an opportunity to tell their own inspiring career journey story and share their expertise and knowledge. In order to motivate students to open their minds and try new things, Industry Influencers are encouraged to bring an interactive, hands-on prop (tool, piece of technology, PPE, etc.) to demonstrate a daily work task or skill.  

This interactive, fun-filled day shows students first hand what kind of success they can find in careers ranging from Computer Animation to Carpentry, Photography to Baking, and Sheet Metal to Plumbing. Help show that career opportunities are endless when you roll up our sleeves and open your mind!

If you have questions, contact:

Becky Peterson, Education Coordinator 


We have put together a fresh new schedule for the 2020 GETT Conference. Check it out below!

Time Activity
8:00 - 8:30 a.m. Mandatory Industry Influencer registration
8:30 - 9:30 a.m. Leaders Breakfast
9:30 - 10:15 a.m. Tour the Provincial Skills Canada Competition
10:15 - 10:45 a.m. Welcome & Introduction
10:45 - 11:15 a.m. Round table discussions
11:15 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Lunch & panel discussion
12:00 - 12:15 p.m. Workshop introduction
12:15 - 2:15 p.m. Student workshops
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Closing remarks & reflections