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Mentorship Programs Guiding Manitoba Youth

April 29, 2013 11:15 AM | News

Pan Am Clinic

A demonstration at Pan Am Clinic on Monday, April 29, 2013. (CHRISD.CA)

The Manitoba government is creating mentorship opportunities for 13,000 of the province’s youth.

Students will be able to get experience in a variety of professions as part of the $8 million mentorship program.

“There was a time when young Manitobans were leaving our province in large numbers for opportunities elsewhere,” Premier Greg Selinger said on Monday. “Today is a different story. By working together with our schools, colleges and universities, in partnership with business and labour leaders, we are creating mentorship opportunities that are helping students realize a world of exciting career options, right here at home.”

Mentorship programs offer a wide range of supports during school and after-school hours including career counselling, hands-on workplace experience and help planning for
post-secondary education.

Selinger made the announcement at the Pan Am Clinic, where the third class of students in the Medical Career Exploration Program will graduate this year.