Right Direction Online

Fall Programming Update

The world has changed significantly since the World Health Organization announced a global pandemic on March 11th, 2020. COVID-19 has disrupted every aspect of our lives, including the ways in which we conduct ourselves and do business.

 

As a result of this disruption, businesses, organizations and society must pivot to create and innovate in order to remain relevant in what is becoming a wide-spread virtual reality. Career Trek is not immune to this new reality and as a result, we have been preparing to deliver the same engaging, impactful programming we always have, while following recommended health regulations. We plan to shift part of our service delivery model online, using a combination of online platforms along with apps and software programs that best suit our needs, ensuring the best possible learning experience for our participants.

 

Career Trek is looking at this moment in time as one of immense opportunity, for the organization and for program participants. Not only will Career Trek be able to continue to provide high quality, high impact programming, we will develop new and better ways to do so and expand the potential of the Wonder of Work program across regions and participants.

 

Career Trek is preparing options for virtual and hybrid approaches. Should in-person delivery become a possibility, the hybrid model would combine in-person and virtual resources. With post-secondary institutions being closed to on-campus activities this fall, we’ve been in discussion with a variety of partners to make arrangements for in-person programming: high schools, community and youth centres, and friendship centres.

 

With respect to in-person programming, Career Trek is taking time to consider the revisions required for our activities and lessons to ensure safety protocols are adhered to such as: smaller group sizes, limiting close contact of participants in our activities, and reducing the amount of shared supplies.

 

This new approach will allow us to engage more participants throughout the province through online lessons, including lessons that can be completed in a classroom, or at home, to supplement Manitoba curriculum outcomes and support recovery learning. Career Trek staff and partners are excited about the potential for this new model of program delivery. To learn more, please contact:

 

Allison Kirkland
Director of Programming 
akirkland@careertrek.ca