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”
“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”
“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”
“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”
“I learned there are a lot of jobs in the trades. I also
learned a lot about University and college”
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”
“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”
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".