April 29, 2013
The Manitoba government is creating opportunities for thousands of young Manitobans to gain experience and skills that will help prepare them for careers in a variety of professions, Premier Greg Selinger announced today.
“There was a time when young Manitobans were leaving our province in large numbers for opportunities elsewhere,” said Selinger. “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.”
Through Budget 2013, the Manitoba government is investing over $8 million in mentorship programs that will reach over 13,000 young Manitobans this year, the premier said. Mentorship programs supported by the provincial government 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, he added.