Wonder of Work North


Career Trek’s Wonder of Work NorMan (WOW NorMan) Program designed to ease children and youth through the major turning points in their education and career paths.

The WOW NorMan Program aims to empower children to chart the course of their education and discover the world of work, while being mindful of individual and cultural experiences of the school system.


Our unique model blends rural and urban, Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal children in order to break down barriers, build understanding, create a sense of community, and lay the foundation for smooth education and career progress.


120 ten-and-eleven year-old children from the WOW NorMan Region are nominated to join the program each year.  Participants take trips to University College of the North in The Pas,  Hapnot Collegiate and Northern Manitoba Mining Academy in Flin Flon on four Saturdays between November and December and again with with a new session of 120 children from January and February.


Our programming gets children and parents from different communities and backgrounds working to-gether to prepare participants for the progression to high school, post-secondary education, and on to their chosen career paths.


With the WOW NorMan Program, a career path is no longer a guessing game and children become their own career champions.


What We Do


Participants get the chance to explore 16 occupations and professions while deepening their cultural understanding and building relationships with individuals and local communities.


Career Trek partners with University College of the North and the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy to immerse students in the world of education and career development.


Career Trek’s life-altering programming provides children with hands-on experience in the following are-as of study:


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  • Business
  • Carpentry
  • Education
  • Law Enforcement
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing
  • Welding
  • Journalism
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Veterinarian
  • Kindergarten Teacher


Northern Manitoba Mining Academy

  • Environmental Science
  • Geological Sciences
  • Material Sciences
  • Mining





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


For more information contact:

Karen LeForte
Program Manager
C: (204) 978-1075
E: [email protected]
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864