The ‘M’ Program is designed to assist young mothers between the ages of 14 and 21 develop the confidence, employability skills, education, and career goals that will help to forge a better life for them and their families.
‘M’ Program participants spend two nights a week from October to April learning from post-secondary students and specialized instructors. They get hands-on experience in up to 40 different occupations while learning how their current school subjects are important for their future success.
The ‘M’ Program gives young women a broad occupation-sampling experience, opening their eyes to a world of self-discovery, career options, and empowerment.
The program is infused with a career development focus that helps young women explore and discover their likes and dislikes, helping them grasp educational opportunities and plan their career paths.
The ‘M’ Program helps young mothers believe in their dreams while showing them how to make them a reality. With the ‘M’ Program, young mothers learn to take control of their lives and become their own education and career champions.
What We Do
Participants visit the following post-secondary institutions and can experience careers like:
The University of Winnipeg
- Athletic Therapist
- Makeup Designer
University of Manitoba
- Structural Engineer
- Social Worker
Red River College
- News Anchor and Reporter
- Medical Lab Technician
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
- Pharmacy Technician
- Pastry Chef
- Graphic Art and Print Technician
Note: Career lessons may vary based on availability
Career Trek provides the following supports:
- Safe transportation for participants and their families.
- A healthy and well-balanced meal.
- Supportive and qualified child care staff.
- Engaging and innovative hands-on lessons.
- Career Development education that enhances personal decision making opportunities.
- Graduation ceremony to recognize participants.
- Free support and registration for the Canada Learning Bond
‘M’ Program Video
In their own words
“What I learned is that college and university are a whole lot of fun! There are so many courses you can take, there are a lot of people to meet, and I can’t wait to make it there. To be honest, Career Trek is what keeps me going through the school year!”
“After going to the ‘M’ Program I was excited to start that point of my life now. It was at the ‘M’ that I decided I wanted to be a nurse.”
“This program changed my opinions and helped me change my life. I can’t believe how much I love this program!”
“I learned about different trades that I actually thought I would hate but loved. I’m thinking of going into a trade. I learned that I can talk to people.”
“I picked out a career because of M Program.”
For more information contact:
Erica Hoiss, ‘M’ Program Manager
P: (204) 944-1800 (ext. 152)
F: (204) 727-4006