Wonder of Work NorMan

Career Trek’s NorMan Program designed to ease children and youth through the major turning points in their education and career paths.

The NorMan Program aims to empower children to chart the course of their education and discover the world of work, while being mindful of individual and cultural experiences of the school system.

Our unique model blends rural and urban, Indigenous and non-lndigenous children in order to break down barriers, build understanding, create a sense of community, and lay the foundation for smooth education and career progress.

120 ten-and-eleven year-old children from the NorMan Region are nominated to join the program each year.  Participants take trips to University College of the North in The Pas, Hapnot College and the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy in Flin Flon on four Saturdays between January and March.

Our programming gets children and parents from different communities and backgrounds working together to prepare participants for the progression to high school, post-secondary education, and on to their chosen career paths.

With the NorMan Program, a career path is no longer a guessing game and children become their own career champions.


What We Do

Participants get the chance to explore 16 occupations and professions while deepening their cultural understanding and building relationships with individuals and local communities.

Career Trek partners with University College of the North and the Northern Manitoba Mining Academy to immerse students in the world of education and career development.

Career Trek’s life-altering programming provides children with hands-on experience in the following areas of study:

University College of the North

  • Business
  • Carpentry
  • Education
  • Journalism
  • Kindergaten Teacher
  • Law Enforcement
  • Natural Resources
  • Nursing
  • Personal Fitness Trainer
  • Veterinarian
  • Welding

Northern Manitoba Mining Academy

  • Environmental Science
  • Geological Sciences
  • Material Sciences
  • Mining




Students are expected to maintain excellent attendance, engage in the lessons, and contribute to a positive learning environment.

Fee: there is a participation fee of $25 for joining the program.


Transportation: bus or car service is provided to all students for out of town trips.

Graduation: at the end of the program participants attend a graduation ceremony in recognition of their hard work and dedication.

Family Days: during the program year, two Family Days are scheduled so that friends, relatives, and teachers get to experience a day in the life of a Trekker.


d_shuttonFor more information contact:

Darryl Shotton
Program Manager
C: (204) 620-7098
E: dshotton@wordpress-8854-23780-56203.cloudwaysapps.com
Toll free: 1-800-693-3864

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