During her career, Valerie Overend has developed several programs and guides to encourage girls and young women to pursue non-traditional careers. The collection Valerie Overend consists of resource materials related to women engaged in non-traditional careers, as well as in the fields of science, technology, and engineering. These materials were used by Valerie in her own research and work to produce informational and educational materials. This collection mainly consists of textual documents and videos. It includes publications, training programs, curricula, workshop materials, survey and reports, and essays. Some documents have been created by/or in collaboration with Valerie Overend. However, most of the documents have been produced by other authors and related organizations.
This series consists of documents which are related to encouraging girls and young women into non-traditional fields such as trades and technology. This includes educational resources on instruction of young girls and women as well as reports on how more of this target audience can be reached. It includes manuals, workbooks, posters, and audiovisual material.
This file consists of a role modelling kit that Women in Trades and Technology (WITT) National Network contracted WITT Nova Scotia to develop. It was designed to facilitate local WITT groups in providing role modelling programs for young children. This guide was used to plan and organize classroom visits. The guide provides background information that demonstrates why role modelling is important for girls in this age group; the steps and process to guide local WITT Groups, as well as female role models and educators in preparing for classroom visits; a suggested list of activities to use before, during and after classroom visits; details on setting up and using the Tool Trunks; a bibliography that includes resources about other role modelling programs.
This file contains a "How-to Manual for development of IMGETT Camps" created by Valerie Overend for SaskWITT at Regina in Saskatchewan. The Camps were designed to introduce 13 and 14 years old First Nation and Metis girls to a variety of possible career futures while attending an enjoyable weeklong day camp. The appendices of the manual are registered on a floppy disk at the end of the manual.
This file contains a life option workbook, created by the Women’s Division of the Saskatchewan's Department of Labour. This workbook contains five sections to be worked through by the reader and this sections concern personal inventory, decision making, goals, myths and post-secondary training.