Every year, Career Trek helps almost 800 children and youth start career journeys. By supporting young people through the turning points in their education and career paths, Career Trek also serves the community.
Career Trek programs help young people to discover who they are and what they are looking for in a career.
Career Trek recognizes the role that parents, guardians, and extended family play in supporting a young person’s career goals. We invite family and friends to attend lessons, and provide career development resources. We teach that it’s never too early to start talking about career paths.
The direct benefits of attending Career Trek are obvious to participants and their families. What might be harder to see are the secondary impacts of Career Trek programs.
As Career Trek participants embark on career paths, they begin to impact their communities in bigger ways.
Career Trek programs benefit:
- Manitoba’s industries. We inspire young people to follow their interests into specific sectors.
- Education systems. We demonstrate to young people how relevant and important their academic pursuits are.
- Post-secondary institutions. We encourage young people to pursue post-secondary and apprenticeship programs that align with their goals. We assist them with finding financial resources.
- The province. Career Trek eases the transition from school to work for students. (HOW)
- First Nations community partners. Career Trek seeks input from First Nations communities in the development of programs. Our goal is to support these communities in meeting their needs in ways that are culturally appropriate.
- Newcomer communities. Career Trek helps children and youth who are newcomers to navigate unfamiliar systems.
- Rural and remote participants and families. Career Trek introduces young people to post-secondary and training opportunities. Participants may not have otherwise experienced these possibilities. Career Trek virtual programs engage participants living in remote communities.
How to Join Career Trek
Partnering schools nominate Career Trek participants. If you're interested in getting involved, contact your school’s administration to ask if the school is a Career Trek partner, and how to get involved.