New Program to Link Manitoba Youth with Career Prospects

By Sarah Klein

Kevin Chief
Manitoba, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief announces the Manitoba Career Prospects program at Complex Games on Market Avenue, Friday, November 21, 2014. (GOV.MB.CA)

The Manitoba government has launched a new program to connect students with experts in career opportunities in the province.

Manitoba Career Prospects will improve high school students’ access to employers when it comes to selecting a chosen career field.

“Many high school students struggle with the all-important question, ‘What do I want to do when I grow up,'” said Manitoba, Jobs and the Economy Minister Kevin Chief. “This program will create valuable connections between students, parents and employers, helping our youth get a better idea of which careers they would like to pursue and what jobs are in-demand.”

The program was developed in partnership with the Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils (AMSC), representing the diversity of the Manitoba economy with 15 sectors participating including tourism and hospitality, aerospace, construction, film and new media.

The announcement comes a day before the Opening Doors Parents Career Info Expo, scheduled for Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.