Continuing to expand our K-12 outreach efforts and acting as a contact point between the industry and schools across Toronto, the TSA is currently looking for individuals and practices wanting to participate in outreach and mentorship activities as part of the Toronto District School Board’s Specialist High Skills Major Program and TDSB Welcoming Communities (Newcomer Services).
Please see below for a complete list of opportunities and how to apply. All opportunities listed below will be happening between November 12, 2020 and June 30, 2021 in one of the following “quadmesters”: Quad 2—November 12 to January 28, Quad 3—February 3 to April 19, and Quad 4—April 22 to June 23.
Deadline to apply is November 2, 2020.
Opportunities for Individuals: Career Exploration
The TSA is looking for individuals, from intern architects to architects, landscape architects to Licensed Technologists OAA, who are interested in mentorship activities with high school students interested in pursuing a career in architecture and associated industries. Time commitment ranges from 30-minute chats to longer quad-long commitments, with activities ranging from a simple phone call to providing virtual tours of the office or job site.
Interested in becoming involved? Fill out the form below so we can better match you to an upcoming opportunity!
Opportunities for Practices: Virtual Co-Op Placements
TDSB is seeking practices and firms to provide virtual co-op opportunities for senior SHSM students who require cooperative education as one of the components to graduate. The exact number of hours, schedule and duration can vary depending on the student’s timetable (with extra flexibility due to COVID-19 restrictions) and would be determined in collaboration with the co-op teacher with the general goal of exposing students to what working in an architecture studio might look like. These placements are unpaid, with students receiving credits required for graduation upon successful completion of the program.
You can learn more about Experiential Learning at TDSB on their website, as well as in this TDSB brochure on coop educationand the Cooperative Education Supervisor’s Manual.
Does this sound like the right fit for your practice? Fill out the form below and we’ll be in touch to further discuss how this might work with your studio!