Junior Staff Mentorship Program


We are accepting applications for the Junior Staff Mentorship Virtual Program (JSMP). 

JSMP invites Career Trek graduates, and other students in Grades 9 to 12, to take part in regular workshops and activities. These sessions teach participants practical skills, introduce them to careers related to their interests, and connect them with community organizations. Career Trek staff, who are post-secondary students, mentor participants. The program focuses on skill building, creativity, self-awareness, and career development.

We want many young Manitobans to be able to take part in JSMP. We have added the option to bring a friend to the program.

We invite you to apply, or to share this page with someone who might love this program!


Career Trek's JSMP Program is currently available in the following locations:

  • Winnipeg
  • West Regions (Specific Locations to be announced at time of)


  • August 2022; Monday-Thursdays

Week 1:
Session 1- Career Exploration and Wonder of Work Summer Camp Volunteer Training - August 9th, 2022
Session 2- Presentation by First Job (Presented by the Government of Manitoba) - August 12th, 2022

Week 2:
Session 1- University of Manitoba Virtual Tour & Meeting with an Academic Advisor - August 15th, 2022
Session 2**- Downtown Community Tour w/ CRAVE - August 17th, 2022

Week 3:
Session 1- Career Exploration; Presentation by the Canadian Revenue Agency on Financial Tips - August 22nd, 2022
Session 2**- Final Activity, Volunteer Kit Preparation & Pizza Party!!!

Unless stated, sessions will be Virtual.
** indicates In-Person
Sessions will run from 9:00am-12:30pm.

You will have the opportunity to:

  • Increase your confidence and self-awareness
  • Improve your communication skills
  • Improve personal responsibility and accountability
  • Prepare to pursue post-secondary education
  • Develop a personal career path
  • Develop skills to help prepare for the workforce
  • Work with and empower younger participants – this is valuable work experience for your resume!

Through JSMP, you have the opportunity to meet new people from across Manitoba. The program opens the door to new education and career possibilities, as well as life-long friendships.

JSMP is part of the Wonder of Work Program, and is funded by the Manitoba government.



Erin Chartrand (Brandon)

Manager, West

[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 155
Fax: 204-727-4006
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864 ext. 155


Lori Schmitt (Winnipeg)

Manager, Winnipeg

[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 153
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864

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