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Career Symposium Trip

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Symposium Trip

March 14-18, 2017​


On March 14th- March 18th, 17 students from Lynn Lake, Leaf Rapids, Norway House, Cranberry Portage, Moose Lake and Cormorant attended a career symposium in Winnipeg Manitoba. The career symposium is created to showcase leading industries, employment and educational opportunities in Manitoba and beyond, the Rotary Career Symposium is a unique event to help expand career possibilities! With over 200 booths from various educational institutions, engaging service provider sectors, and prospective businesses who are looking for students for future careers.

The students attended the career café and made connections with community employment service experts in career exploration, essential skills for the workplace, résumé writing, interview skills, training and the job market.

Some of the students walked in knowing what they wanted for future careers and others walked out knowing what they wanted to do with their future. The students participated in some of the guest speaker sessions such as optometry, social work and health care.​

Some Comments from Our Students Were Very Exciting...

“The career symposium gave me so much information that I had no idea existed” 
(Emily Rabbitskin)

“I loved the presentations and activities because I got to do hands on things and now I have 
found out what I like to do” 
(Anabelle Church)

“On this trip I learned I wanted to go to University, not college, I found information on things 
I am interested in and how the programs work” 

“I enjoyed the University of Manitoba, and now I think for sure this is where I want to go, 
we even got to see the law building and I want to be a lawyer” 
(Layla Baker)​

“It gave me a lot of thoughts on what I want to do with my future and before this trip I wasn’t even sure” (Joshua)

“I learned you can do anything you want in the world if you put your mind to it” 
(Cryshane Leronde)

“I learned there are a lot of jobs in the trades. I also learned a lot about University and college” 
(Dallas Beardy)
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The students had a tour of the University of Manitoba and also the Red River College in which they had a great time exploring the areas and the students who wanted to partake in careers in trades fields were extremely happy to see the auto mechanic shop, the welding shop, the brick laying shop and the heavy duty equipment mechanic shop. Some of the students who want to do a trade said they would more than likely be attending Red River. ​

“Throughout this week I learned how to manage a schedule and stay on task, I got to experience 
what it is like to go to college and what to expect in college. I want to get into Carpentry, 
so I got to see that shop at the Red River College and I love it. 
I can’t wait to attend Red River, thank you so much for taking me on this trip” 
(Dolton Pronteau) 

“I really liked the career symposium because it showed me the different types of engineering 
programs there are.  I want to take engineering when I graduate and now I have some information 
on how to enroll into college and the programs that are offered” 
(Tyler McKay)


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The students got to explore the large gymnasiums at Red River College and were quite happy as a lot of them play many sports.

One student would like to play for the Winnipeg Bison’s one day!

"I want to try my best to get into the University of Winnipeg and become 
a basketball player for the Manitoba Bison's".

Hands on Fun at the Career Symposium!

"I loved being on this trip and being  able to explore different career ideas".
(William Pronteau) ​
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The students also get a couple of hours to tour the Human Rights Museum in Winnipeg where they found the information quite educational.​

"The Museum was really cool and the red dress display was my favorite".

"I got to do a really cool tour of the museum and found out how it was made and its' history".
 (Mason Spence)
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Finally at the end of our trip the students had a tour of the Frontier School Office in Winnipeg and they got to speak with Mr. Reg Klassen who shared his story of how he was where he is today. The students took an extra liking to Mr. Klassen and decided they wanted to perhaps be in his chair one day.