Junior Staff Mentorship Program

A great big thank you to our Junior Staff Volunteers!


C4 ishwar-v02Who are Junior Staff?

Junior Staff are high school students in grades 9-12 who help Career Trek on-site staff to deliver programming at various educational training sites such as University of Manitoba, The University of Winnipeg and Red River College.

What they do?

Junior Staff engage program participants in up to 80 occupations and professions while building their own knowledge base, self-confidence, and leadership abilities.

Junior Staff can expect to:

  • Assist staff in delivering lessons and supervising students
  • Engage participants and their families in fun, experiential learning activities
  • Construct a personal career development plan
  • Enrich programs by linking staff and students
  • Experience the passion of teaching
  • Serve as mentors

Benefits of becoming a Junior Staff Mentor

  • Become a role model
  • Be mentored by post-secondary students
  • Develop essential transferable skills
  • Explore and discover multiple occupations
  • Gain insights into post-secondary institutions
  • Give back to the program and community
  • Learn the value of career development and how to develop your own career goals
  • Meet new people

Discover how to become a Junior Staff Mentor!

What Junior Staff have to say


“Career trek is a fantastic education device that everyone should get to use, it pushes kids to try things they never would have before and let’s them do so in a stress free environment. Without Career Trek I probably wouldn’t have found what I want to be when I grow up, and I thank Career Trek wholeheartedly for that.”


“Career Trek has given me the opportunity to make connections and build a stronger understanding of what I want for my future. It has also taught me to go beyond my boundaries, and aim higher every time I show up for programming. The best thing I’ve gotten out of the program was the friendships I’ve built within it.”


Did You Know?

  • Junior Staff Mentors participate in an enriching leadership experience.
  • Junior Staff Mentors meet new people and have the opportunity to make long-lasting friendships.
  • The Junior Staff Mentorship Program can open the door to new education and career possibilities.
  • You get the chance to empower, inspire, and change the lives of students.
  • The Junior Staff Mentorship Program provides the opportunity to earn community/volunteer service hours that can be used to earn an additional high school credit. Students should speak to their school counsellors for more information.
  • Junior Staff Mentorship is part of the Wonder of Work Program, which is funded by the Manitoba government.

For more information contact:


Alex Klassen (Winnipeg)
Program Coordinator, Winnipeg Region
204-944-1800 ext. 120
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864




Lenya Wilks (Brandon)
Program Manager, West Region
204-944-1800 ext. 155
Fax: 204-727-4006
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864 ext. 155





Karen LeForte (The Pas)
Program Manager, North Region