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World of Choices Cornwall

May 7, 2020
Cornwall

 

World of Choice is an event aimed at helping youth in grades 10-12 explore career choices and learn from local career mentors in a round table format career forum. Students will be exposed to a variety of career possibilities, the training and education required, and they will get a glimpse into what a typical day looks like on the job. Students will leave this forum excited about their future, and better equipped to meet the challenges of today’s working world. This event will inspire students to stay in school until they have acquired the knowledge, attitudes and skills to follow their chosen career path.

In this JA program, students will have the opportunity to become familiar with possible educational futures, while learning about and challenging myths about various careers. They will learn what job opportunities exist right in their community and be inspired by a range of mentors from a variety of industries.

Outcomes

The program is designed to help youth understand industry and labour market trends and become proactive and confident about a future career. Outcomes include:

  1. Becoming empowered to meet the challenges of today’s working world
  2. Preparing for adult financial decisions related to independent living
  3. Capitalizing on career opportunities in emerging, tradition and non-traditional fields
  4. Discovering associated educational opportunities to ensure success
  5. Finding mentors and developing networks within a desired profession or field

Event Format

The morning will open with a welcome address, after which students will then circulate through 5 sessions, led by career mentors, to learn how to achieve success in the mentor’s profession. Sessions are organized based off the participant’s preferences and mentor availability. Mentors will speak with 5 separate groups 4-6 students before the event concludes.

Inspiring and Preparing Youth to Succeed

This event is offered to students at no cost thanks to the RBC Foundation. Your financial support helps cover the cost to run the event and enable students to participate. As well, your contributions support Junior Achievement programs and services that prepare today’s youth to become tomorrow’s leaders. We invite your organization to partner with us to enable youth to participate in this valuable event.

Benefits

  • Position your organization as a leader in providing professional opportunities for youth
  • Build profile as a leader in the community among students and peers
  • Promote your organization and connect with potential employees in an inspiring environment
  • Connect with other top business organizations in your area

If you have any questions about this event please contact Alyssa Bilmer by email at abilmer@ja-plm.ca or by phone at 613-932-0210.

Our mission is to inspire and prepare young people to succeed in a global economy.