Wonder of Work Program
The Wonder of Work Program aims to give children the broadest career-sampling experience possible, opening their eyes to a world of self-discovery, career options, and empowerment.
From Stock Market Broker to Biochemist, Carpenter to Engineer each year 240 kids aged 10-and-11 are nominated by their schools to experience 80 occupations and professions at the University of Winnipeg, University of Manitoba, and Red River College.
For 20 weeks, from October to April, children spend up to five hours each Saturday participating in hands-on education and career focused experiences.
Wonder of Work lets kids have fun uncovering their likes, dislikes, and potential. They are inspired to see the link between education, career development, and personal success, while learning to take charge of their unique career paths.
With the Wonder of Work, children become their own career champions.
What You Do
Participants visit the following post-secondary institutions and can experience careers like:
University of Manitoba:
- Agricultural and Food Sciences
- Biological Sciences
- Kinesiology and Recreation Management
- Native Studies
- Peace and Conflict Studies
University of Winnipeg
- Criminal Justice
- Environmental Science
- Theatre and Film
Red River College
- Aviation and Aerospace
- Computer Science
- Electronic Engineering
Students are expected to maintain excellent attendance, actively engage in lessons, and contribute to a respectful and positive learning environment.
Fee: there is a participation fee of $25 for joining the program.
Transportation: bus service is provided to all participants.
Graduation: at the end of the program participants attend a formal graduation ceremony in recognition of their hard work and dedication.
Family Days: during the program year, four Family Days are scheduled so that friends, relatives, and teachers get to experience a day in the life of a Trekker.
For more information contact:
Program Coordinator, Winnipeg Region
P: (204) 944-1800 ext. 120
F: (204) 942-9412