GETT Industry Influencers

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 touring the Provincial Skills Canada Competition floor and witnessing Alberta’s most talented students compete in over 46 different trade and technology areas, listening to a motivational and refreshing keynote speaker, or watching skilled trade and technology leading ladies to participate in a panel discussion, the GETT Conference is also a day for Industry Influencers themselves to feel inspired, empowered and proud to be part of the skilled trade and technology community.

Industry Influencers will get their chance to inspire ~200 female high school students by taking part in Influencer Networking discussions. This is an opportunity to share their own inspiring career journey story, and share their expertise by demonstrating daily skills and knowledge related to their career. In order to motivate students to open their minds and try new things, Industry Influencers MUST bring an interactive, hands-on activity (tool, piece of technology, PPE, etc.) to demonstrate a daily work task.  

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
8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration
9:00 - 11:00 a.m. Tour the Provincial Skills Canada Competition (including Try-A-Trades®, Skill City and Centre Stage). 
11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Keynote Speaker
11:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Panel discussion with inspiring female leaders in the trades & technologies
12:00 - 12:30 p.m. Lunch
12:30 - 2:15 p.m. Influencer Networking discussions with Industry Influencers
2:15 - 2:30 p.m. Closing remarks