Connecting Learning and Work
Manitoba Mentors supports career development in the schools by coordinating events to provide career awareness opportunities for students. By attending industry tours, school presentations and informational interviews, students can acquire first-hand information about the realities of the world of work.
Manitoba Mentors was recommended by the Premier’s Economic Advisory Council (PEAC). In meeting with business and community leaders, it was recognized that there is a need to better engage and support Manitoba’s youth. The concept for Manitoba Mentors – Connecting Learning and Work – is a result of those discussions. Manitoba Mentors will be an additional resource for interested schools and youth serving organizations. Participation in the program will be driven by the availability of participating employers.
Who We Serve
|Young people from across the province who want to prepare for their futures|
|Employers who want to contribute to their communities while connecting with prospective employees|
|Schools looking to engage and inspire students with real-time work experience|
|Youth agencies that want to help young people transition into the working world|
|Parents who want more information about the options and opportunities available to their children|
All activities occur during school hours only and students are covered through the Universal Student Accident Insurance Plan. Each stream has an application process. You can download an application from our website found under “Resources” or you can contact us at 204-272-2962 to have one emailed to you. Any pictures taken during Manitoba Mentors activities can be used for our social media/marketing promotions.
Informational Interview Host
Employers can host a student (or students) to conduct an interview based on similar career interests. A mini tour and job shadowing can be included for added value. This option applies to Grade 11 _ 12 students only.
Employers host a tour to provide an overview of their business, discuss skills, education, and career opportunities. A hands-on activity can be included for added value.
Employers can apply to our Speaker’s Bureau to present in the classroom, at school career fairs or panel presentations.
“It was a pleasure working with you and I look forward to next year!”
“Collin is such a reliable young man. Always early and eager”
“Emma is a very intelligent young woman. I am looking forward to helping her explore the field she is interested in.”
“Carrie is a very respectful young lady. I am very pleased with our progress. I hope she is as positive as I am with our progress.”
"An excellent presentation by a dynamic and entertaining presenter! I would recommend presentation not only to students interested in health care, but to ALL students."
"It was a great experience. I received a job offer which I am really excited about!"