Leaders in Training Program

The Discovery Western Leaders in Training (LiT) program challenges youth to develop personal leadership qualities through workshops, seminars and games. With sessions on communication, teamwork, professionalism and goal setting LiT's will be encouraged to explore and develop their own skills. This program is open to students currently in grade 9 to 12.

Following the week of instruction LiT's will be placed with a mentor instructor in our summer day camp program for one week to put their knowledge and experience in action. This shadowing is also supported by daily check-in's and reflections. LiT's are given a choice of three possible weeks to complete their in-program mentorship. 

Hours completed during the shadow week are eligible to count for high school volunteer hours. 

When is this offered? 

The LiT instructional week is July 9 to July 13 from 9am-4pm.

Students are then asked to select one of the possible shadow weeks: 

  • July 16 to July 20 
  • July 23 to July 27 
  • July 30 to August 3
  • August 13 to August 17 

What is the cost? 

Cost per participant is $250, which covers the week of training as well as the shadow week. 

How do I apply? 

Registration opens on February 1, 2018.

To pay by cheque: Please fill out the paper application form and make your cheque out to "Western University - Engineering Summer Academy" & mail to the address above.

To pay online: Please go to our online payment page.

Note: For both methods of payment in order for your application to be considered, you must fill out the paper application form as it asks for your shadow week availability and for your statement of interest. Completed forms can be emailed or mailed to our office at: 

Western Engineering Outreach
Western University, Spencer Engineering Building, Rm. 2082
London, Ontario, Canada
N6A 5B9

Email: discover@uwo.ca