13,000 Students Now Getting Experience they Need to Succeed


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.

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