The Seven Oaks School Division Project

The Seven Oaks Project is a fee for service education and career development project designed and run by Career Trek Inc. for the Seven Oaks School Division.

Delivered in partnership, this after-school project exposes participants in grades 5 and 6 to as many as 24 occupations and professions as possible.

60 participants from Elwick School, O.V. Jewitt School, and École Leila North will experience hands-on career lessons, learn about themselves, and develop the essential skills necessary for success in the 21st Century job market.

The project is infused with a career development focus that helps participants discover and explore their likes, dislikes, and skills helping them understand the relevance of their studies, grasp educational opportunities, and chart their future career paths.

What We Do

Participants spend one night a week for 12 weeks (January to April) visiting the University of Manitoba, University of Winnipeg, and Red River College. Led by university or college students, they spend two-hours each evening getting hands-on experiences in a wide variety of occupations and professions.

The following institutions, faculties, and departments are involved in providing Career Trek’s transformative programming:


University of Manitoba




Kinesiology and Recreation Management


Geological Sciences

Native Studies

Arthur V. Mauro Centre for Peace and Justice

University of Winnipeg

Criminal Justice

Theatre and Film



Red River College

Business Administration

Construction Technology

Electronic Engineering Technology

Creative Communications


Students are expected to maintain excellent attendance, actively participate in lessons, and contribute to a positive learning environment.


Transportation: Bus service is provided to all students at no extra cost.

Celebration: At the end of the project there will be a special event to recognize the participants’ hard work, effort, and dedication.

Family Day: Friends and family members are invited to attend one evening of Career Trek to experience a day in the life of a Trekker.


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




Lori Schmitt 
Program Manager, Winnipeg Region
[email protected]
204-944-1800 ext. 153
Fax: 204-942-4912
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864