M Program Graduation Ceremony
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Eckhardt Grammatté Hall, 3rd Floor
University of Winnipeg
515 Portage Avenue
Time: 6:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
The M Program is designed to assist young mothers between the ages of 14 and 21 develop the confidence, employability skills, education, and career goals that will help to forge a better life for them and their families.
M Program participants spend two nights a week from October to April learning from post-secondary students and specialized instructors. They get hands-on experience in up to 40 different occupations while learning how their current school subjects are important for their future success.
The M Program gives young women a broad occupation-sampling experience, opening their eyes to a world of self-discovery, career options, and empowerment.
The program is infused with a career development focus that helps young women explore and discover their likes and dislikes, helping them grasp educational opportunities and plan their career paths.
The M Program helps young mothers believe in their dreams while showing them how to make them a reality. With the M Program, young mothers learn to take control of their lives and become their own education and career champions.
What We Do
Participants visit the following post-secondary institutions and can experience careers like:
The University of Winnipeg
- Athletic Therapist
- Makeup Designer
University of Manitoba
- Structural Engineer
- Social Worker
Red River College
- News Anchor and Reporter
- Medical Lab Technician
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
- Pharmacy Technician
- Pastry Chef
- Graphic Art and Print Technician
Note: Career lessons may vary based on availability
Career Trek provides the following supports:
- Safe transportation for participants and their families.
- A healthy and well-balanced meal.
- Supportive and qualified child care staff.
- Engaging and innovative hands-on lessons.
- Career Development education that enhances personal decision making opportunities.
- Graduation ceremony to recognize participants.
- Free support and registration for the Canada Learning Bond
‘M’ Program Video
In their own words
“What I learned is that college and university are a whole lot of fun! There are so many courses you can take, there are a lot of people to meet, and I can’t wait to make it there. To be honest, Career Trek is what keeps me going through the school year!”
“After going to the ‘M’ Program I was excited to start that point of my life now. It was at the ‘M’ that I decided I wanted to be a nurse.”
“This program changed my opinions and helped me change my life. I can’t believe how much I love this program!”
“I learned about different trades that I actually thought I would hate but loved. I’m thinking of going into a trade. I learned that I can talk to people.”
“I picked out a career because of M Program.”
For more information contact:
Yvanne Dandan, After School Program Manager
P: (204) 944-1800 ext. 117
F: (204) 727-4006