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Expo Helping Parents Guide Children on Career Path

November 6, 2010 6:42 AM | News

By David Klassen

An expo today is providing tips for parents on how best to guide their children when it comes to making the right career connections.

The 4th annual Opening Doors Parents’ Expo is being put on by the Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils (AMSC) and is a unique opportunity for parents or caregivers of children 14-30 years of age to learn how to help their children get a head start with career awareness and planning.

The expo coincides with Manitoba Career Week, which also included Take Our Kids to Work Day on Wednesday.

“Young people today are more focused than ever on staying in touch with their peers and making connections,” said Beverlie Stuart, executive director of the AMSC. “As parents, we need to help guide them into positive activities and provide them with information that leads to success in school, the workplace and in life. Getting a good education and making the right career connections is what the Opening Doors Parents’ Expo is all about.”

Seventeen interactive displays from Manitoba industry sectors representing over 3,000 employers will be available for viewing.

The free public expo runs from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. today at 1000 Waverley Street.