Let’s Get to Work

Let’s Get to Work 2017 

Career Trek and the Let’s Get to Work Steering Committee are happy to announce that the Let’s Get to work Conference will be transitioning to the Manitoba Association for Career Development. 2017 will be a transitional year as our organizations work together to bring this opportunity to the career and workforce development community in the future.

Let’s Get to Work 2017 will be hosted on Friday, November 10th, 2017 at the Victoria Inn and Conference Centre.

The Let’s Get to Work symposium is Manitoba’s only Career Development focused event dedicated to demographics, research, and current labour market trends.

The goal of the symposium is to provide a solutions-focused space where the intersections between career development, employment, and education can be explored and a greater sense of shared responsibility can be found.

The event provides a vehicle for insightful discussion of career and workforce development, one which will bring cutting edge research and discussion to Manitoba, annually.

Let’s Get to Work symposium provides an excellent venue in which to showcase your research and practice.

Registration is CLOSED.

Let’s Get to Work 2017 Schedule

8:00 | Registration and Continental Breakfast

8:45 | Opening Remarks

9:00 | Keynote: Phil Jarvis

10:10 | Morning Break

10:30 | Breakout 1

Michelle Strain & Marjorie Kelly  “New Refugee Youth Employment”

Akbar Nazeer “Transitioning to Employment after Retirement”

Kari McCluskey & Kirby Borgardt “Nurturing Refugee Career Development Through Connection to Self, School and Community”

11:30 | Breakout 2

Matthew Purdey “Unemployed to Self-Employed – Transition Clients to Entrepreneurship”

Phil Jarvis “Discussion on Transitions”

12:30 | Awards Lunch

2:00 | Tradeshow

2:15 | Breakout 3

Emily Worthen “Finding Resilience in Groups: Coming out Strong”

Carina Blumgrund “Finding Joy in What We Do – Approaches and Tools that Work”

Carla Loewen “Supporting Indigenous Students Transitions into University: A Bridge to

3:15 | Afternoon Break

3:30 | Closing Keynote:  Ibrahim (Obby) Khan

4:30 | Closing Remarks


Career Development Award of Excellence

Leadership in Career and Workforce Development (Organization)
Career Trek
Leadership in Career and Workforce Development (Individual)
Aaron Goldman
Bill Schulz Lifetime Achievement Award
Darrell Cole
Since 1996 Career Trek has been providing Manitoba’s children and families with the opportunity to explore careers and educational opportunities.
Most importantly Career Trek’s programs are designed to increase an individual’s ability to navigate career choices in a rapidly changing global economy.
Aaron Goldman currently works with marginalized youth in Cross Lake, a community in the heart of Pimicikamak Territory, where he has helped to direct and produce a documentary on Pimicikamak’s history all while empowering youth to give themselves a voice.
Darrell Cole is the founder & CEO of Career Trek. For over 20 years, Darrell’s vision has changed the lives of Manitoba’s marginalized youth and their families.
As a visionary leader, Darrell’s hope has always been to create a community of practice that would collaboratively support one another through the sharing of best practices and lessons learned.



Become an Exhibitor or Sponsor of Let’s Get to Work 2017

With career development, employment, and professionals across sectors attending the symposium and luncheon, this will be an excellent opportunity for your organization to be seen supporting a one-of-a-kind, made-in-Manitoba event dedicated to career development demographics, research, and practice.

By supporting this event your organization will be encouraging conversations that need to take place between the various levels of government, not-for-profit organizations, business, and the education sector. In doing so, you will be helping to prepare Manitoba’s workforce for the challenges of the 21st Century.

Let’s Get to Work is looking to build partnerships that will help fund the event this year, but, more importantly, we are looking to build long-lasting partnerships that will help sustain this event into the future.

We hope you are that partner.

The goal of the Let’s Get to Work symposium is to provide a solution focused space where the intersections between career development, employment, and education can be explored and a greater sense of shared responsibility can be found.

All Sponsors receive:

  • Recognition on conference handout materials and on conference marketing materials
  • Link to your website from the Let’s Get to Work conference web page.
  • Recognition / thank you in the conference follow-up to all participants.
  • Recognition / thank you in Career Trek’s quaterly newsletter.
  • Recognition on the sponsor’s slide during the awards luncheon.
  • Opportunity to host an exhibit table.

Click here for more information on exhibitor or sponsorship opportunities.












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