Career Trek and the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy in Flin Flon have teamed up to help local kids get a better understanding of the careers available to them in the Norman region. Career Trek’s Norman Project focuses on hands-on learning and actual job tasks that help students discover what they could expect to do if they choose a specific career. 120 ten and eleven year old students from the Norman Region venture to post-secondary institutions to experience 13 careers three Saturdays between January and March. On January 26th and March 2nd the students experienced tasks associated with being a limnologist, miner, exploratory geologist, lab technician and material scientist at the Mining Academy.
The Academy’s Director Rob Penner says uncovering a student’s passion for mining related careers now will help to ensure the sustainability of the industry into the future.