Rotary Career Symposium
SHOW GUIDE DISCOVER YOUR OPTIONS
CAREER CAFE NEW!
185+ exhibitor booths
Manitoba Career Prospects
+ 30+ speaker sessions
Monday, May 2 - 6pm - 8pm | Tuesday May 3 - 9am - 3pm | Wednesday, May 4 - 9am - 3pm
Message from the Rotary Career Symposium (RCS) Co-Chairs of the Board of Directors Constant and accelerating change challenge future generations. New career opportunities take flight every day reaching new heights in technology and innovation. We must educate and enable ourselves to promote the importance of education leading to industry needs. We must encourage students to be thought leaders, through the creation, improvement and disruption of current technologies and processes. This will be where the jobs of today and tomorrow will exist. As parents, counsellors or teachers guiding today’s youth or job seekers, you know firsthand how fast our world is moving for the leaders of today and tomorrow. We can only help to prepare them for the challenges they will face in finding ways to successfully move forward. All those who work to create the RCS appreciate your efforts and want to assist you and your children, students or clients as they seek out information to make informed career decisions. The goal of our Symposium is to provide opportunities to explore and discover career opportunities, through experiential activities and quality information from exhibitors with relevant knowledge. Each year there are new additions to the RCS to improve the experience for our guests and this one is no exception as we introduce: •Creation of a special evening that encourages parents and students to explore the possibilities together through Manitoba Career Prospects and a keynote address from Jayson Dzikowicz, Performance Coach and President of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni Association, Entrepreneur •Google cardboard will provide an inside look into virtual reality technology •Career Chats will add 20 career speakers in fast and informative sessions •Job Boards allows students and job seekers alike to apply for current employment opportunities The Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg, in partnership with the Manitoba School Counselors’ Association and through support from The Province of Manitoba present the Rotary Career Symposium (RCS) as a service to assist Manitoba youth with decisions ahead of them. We strive to complement schools’ career development initiatives by providing students with opportunities to gather information used in career and educational planning. The Symposium is a venue where students can visit displays, attend speaker sessions and meet business and education leaders to learn more about career and education opportunities. Attendees should also bring resumes as there will be job counselors and exhibitors looking for employees. They may even be able to find their first job! Remember to check back to our website often as it will have up-to-date information on our exhibitors and speakers www.careersymposium.ca. We hope your experience at the RCS will be extraordinary! We look forward to seeing you at the Symposium! Lucy Vogrig 2016 Co-Chair
Rae-Lynn Rempel 2016 Co-Chair
Ask Questions and Get Involved! Questions to ask Post-Secondary Institutions What are some important differences between university and college? What type of students succeed at your institution? What are some key reasons to recommend the school? What are your entrance requirements? What is an average class size? What kinds of things do past students like most about attending your institution? What opportunities are available for scholarships or financial aid? What services are offered to first-year students?
Questions to ask at the Career Booths What are some of the career options available with your company/ business? What training/ education is required to work for your company? What is the salary range? Do you hire people with a high-school education? What do you look for in a person when you are hiring? What are the future demands for employment in this field? Why do you like working for this company? What suggestions do you have for a high-school student when it comes to choosing a career path?
Questions to ask at the Speaker Sessions What is the nature of the work? Typical duties? Independence? Routine tasks? Likes? Dislikes? Is there a need for ongoing study/ training? Do you receive training/ upgrading as part of your job? What advice would you offer to a person wanting to enter the field? What is the salary range for an entry-level position? An individual employed for 10 years? A senior management position? How might I acquire some quality experience to assist with entering the field? What are the employment opportunities in Manitoba? If you could start over again, what might you do differently?
•During the two-day Symposium, there are over 30 speaker sessions highlighting various careers. •Each session features a 20-minute presentation and a 10-minute Q&A. •Speaker Sessions provide firsthand accounts of “A Day in the Life” of selected careers. They describe a typical day its challenges, opportunities and how the speaker found the industry. •Arrive 5 minutes prior to session start time.
MONDAY, MAY 2 - 6:30PM - 3RD FLOOR Jayson Dzikowicz Jayson Dzikowicz is living proof that anything is possible if you set your mind to it. The first-time speaker at the Rotary Career Symposium hopes his story will inspire young people to work towards their dreams, never letting anything get in the way. Join Dzikowicz, a performance coach and president of the Winnipeg Blue Bombers Alumni Association, for an “Up Close and Personal” on Monday, May 2, 2016 (6:30pm), Third Floor, RBC Convention Centre. TUESDAY, MAY 3 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 2ND FLOOR 10:30am - 11:30am Career Social Media David Bell & Christian Lunny Social Worker Dr. Alexander Sawatsky Architecture Tyler Loewen & KC McCormick Artist Jenifer Papararo Photography Sean Parenteau Gaming Corey King
11:30am - 12:30pm Room Number 2E 2F 2G Millennium Pan Am Presentation Theatre
12:30pm - 1:30pm Speaker Winnipeg Police Service Cory Schoenberger Chef Norm Pastorin Author Dennis Maione Owner of Skam Skate Gavin Barrett Medical Lab Tricia Van Denakker Virtual Reality Developer John Luxford
Room Number 2E 2F 2G Millennium Pan Am Presentation Theatre
Career Aerospace Engineer Dario Schor Makeup Artist/ Hairstylist Brenda Magalas Occupational Therapist & Physiotherapist Sherie Gray & Emily Ewert Actor Elena Anciro Media Toby Artificial Intelligence Dr. Israel Mendez
Room Number 2E 2F 2G Millennium Pan Am Presentation Theatre
Activities to Help You Discover Your Options Manitoba Career Prospects MAY 2 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM - 3RD FLOOR Parents & Students Join Us! The lifelong process of career development begins early. You can help your son or daughter along the path to a successful career at any age by checking out some of the diverse and rewarding careers available in Manitoba. Talk with any of the Career Experts from the Sector Councils on Monday, May 2 from 6:00-8:00pm. Manitoba Career Prospects will have representatives to help you find out more about their industry. •Manitoba Print Industry Association •Manitoba Aerospace Human Resource Council •Manitoba Tourism Education Council •Arts and Cultural Industries Association •Manitoba Customer Contact Association •Manitoba Construction Sector Council •Information and Technologies Association of Manitoba •Canadian Manufacturers and Exporters Association Today’s students will have multiple careers over the span of their working years. To be successful, they will need to understand new technologies and social and organizational systems. Learning in school becomes more effective and relevant if students can see where their education might lead in the future. Although career awareness and planning activities occur in Manitoba schools, research shows students are more successful if parents and schools work together. Your kids need you.
“Remember, along any journey there are always unexpected turns, pit stops and even a few speeding tickets! You can use these stories from your own life as an opportunity to have your son or daughter think about their own plans.” - Canada Career Information Partnership 3 Ways to Help Your Child with Their Career Path Explore Explore the many career opportunities available to your child. Talk to them about what they’re interested in and what fields they’d like to get more information about. Connect Be connected with all relevant parties, including your child and their school counsellor or teacher. Engage Get engaged in the process. Speak to a wide variety of industry experts from Manitoba’s leading and emerging industry sectors.
Career Chats TUESDAY, MAY 3 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM - 2ND FLOOR You ask the questions; they give the answers. Join industry professionals for 15 minute round table chit chats about their careers. This initiative will help students get the answers they are looking for. Students can chat one on one, or in a group to find out what’s new and exciting in a variety of career settings in the Civil Service. Real people! Real questions! Real answers!
Job Board - Booth 423 MONDAY, MAY 2 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM - 3RD FLOOR TUESDAY, MAY 3 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM - 3RD FLOOR Students can access the Jobs for Now profile board with real need-to-be-filled part-time and full-time jobs in Winnipeg; and a Jobs for Future profile board with career jobs from local and global employers to stimulate post-secondary educational choices. Career coaches from Youth Employment Services will be on hand to counsel students about preparing job applications and approaching booths at the Career Symposium to practice the art of networking. Check it out! A job may be waiting for you!
Google Cardboard - At Career Discovery on the 3rd Floor Interested in Technology? Think about a career in the Technology sector while you experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and hands-on way with our Google Cardboard station in Career Discovery at RCS. Cardboard is Google’s do-it-yourself gateway into virtual reality, letting you strap your phone into a cardboard shell (with a couple of lenses) and immerse yourself in 3D worlds. Excited to try it? Download these suggested Apps, Google Cardboard, Rollercoaster VR and Jurassic VR, on your own phone before you arrive at RCS, so you’re ready to jump into the world of virtual reality. Visit new places, play immersive games, fly through space and more!
Career Discovery - Experience Careers in Modern Manufacturing TUESDAY, MAY 3 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM - 3RD FLOOR Visit the Career Discovery activity centre and learn more about exciting careers in modern manufacturing in Manitoba. With hands-on activities, each activity station will simulate a step in the manufacturing cycle. Students will begin with design, moving then to experience and learning about the many steps of the build process, and what it takes to complete a project in the final assembly stage of the building process. Career Discovery showcases a variety of workplace technologies and high demand careers available in the modern world of manufacturing; all while having the opportunity to talk with industry professionals.
WARNING! Engineering is Fun - Engineering Innovation Challenge TUESDAY, MAY 3 & WEDNESDAY MAY 4 - 11:30AM - 12:30PM - 3RD FLOOR The Engineering Innovation Challenge invites you to design, build and test models to win great prizes! Past challenges have had students building catapults to launch marshmallows, towers to support large amounts of weight, a structure to protect a dropped egg and more! Sign up before 11:00am at the Information Booth (612) located on the 3rd floor of the Convention Centre on May 3 & 4. The Challenge runs from 11:30AM - 12:30PM. Look for the hanging sign on the south side of the 3rd floor.
Career Caf é MONDAY, MAY 2 - 6:00PM - 8:00PM TUESDAY, MAY 3 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM & WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM - 3RD FLOOR You are invited to the Career Caf é to get involved in an interactive personal career experience! Journey through fun career choices as you explore and learn about: •Resumé Writing Tips •Interview Skills
•Job Search Techniques •Labour Market Information
•Employment Services that are available to assist you
Employment services experts will be available to guide you on your career path, help you develop skills and connect to services to empower you as you discover your career passion at #RCS2016! Use your Career Caf é passports as you travel from station to station. Answer a skill testing question at our Maxim Trucking sponsored Career Games wheel at the end of your journey at the Career Caf é, and enter to win a great prize! Don’t miss the Career Caf é adventure located on the 3rd floor - look for the hanging sign.
EXHIBITOR & BOOTH LOCATIONS Arts & Culture Friends of Dalnavert Museum Inc.
Business & Finance Human Resource Management Association of Manitoba
La Capitale Financial Security
Education (Post Secondary)
Workers of Tomorrow Safety Centre
Red River College - Hospitality & Tourism Management - Culinary Arts, Professional Baking & Patisserie
Red River College - Indigenous Education/ACCESS Programs
Red River College Indigenous Student Support & Community Relations
Employment Services Training Manitoba Career Prospects
Manitoba Metis Federation Metis Employment & Training
Success Skills Centre
Red River College - Manufacturing Trades
The Institute for Performance and Learning
Red River College - Nursing
Engineering & Architecture
Red River College - Stevenson Campus
Certified Technicians & Technologists MB. Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba
Assiniboine Community College
Aveda Institute and Academy
Booth University College
Red River College Transportation Technology
Briercrest College and Seminary
Sair Training and Employment Placement Services
Canadian Mennonite University
Steinbach Bible College
Law & Government Canada Border Services Agency
Canadian Armed Forces Army Reserve
Tec-Voc High School (Photography)
CFRC Prairies and the North
The Dance College of Manitoba
The King’s University
Justice, Community Safety, Corrections Branch
La Salle College
The Salon Professional Academy
MB Government - Civil Service Commission
Lakehead University Undergraduate Recruitment
Employment, Workforce Development and Labour
University College of the North
MB Government - MB4Youth - Manitoba Children and Youth Opportunities
Louis Riel Arts & Technology Centre (ATC)
University of British Columbia Aboriginal Programs & Services
Northwest Law Enforcement Academy
Manitoba Emergency Services College
University of Lethbridge
Royal Canadian Mounted Police
University of Manitoba
University of North Dakota
University of Regina
Manitoba Association of Medical Radiation Technology
United Transportation Driver Training
WRHA Cardiac Sciences Program
University of Winnipeg
Science & Health
Canadian Society of Exploration Geophysicists Foundation
Health Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada
Health Sciences Centre Volunteer Services
Manitoba Association for Medical Laboratory Sciences
Manitoba Association of Health Care Professionals
WRHA French Language Services
Manitoba Institute of Trades and Technology
Manitoba’s Office of Rural & Nothern Health
Manitoba School Counsellors Association
Metalworks Institute of Sounds & Music Production
VanArts (Vancouver Institute of Media Arts)
Millar College of the Bible
Wellington College of Remedial Massage Therapies Inc.
Minot State University
Western Academy Broadcasting College
MOSMA | Mid-Ocean School of Media Arts
Education & Social Services
Mount Royal University
Nipawin Bible College
Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts
Providence University College
MAHE (MB Association of Home Economists)
Red River College - Accounting & Computer Education
MB Government Apprenticeship Manitoba
Red River College - Business
MB Government - Industry Services
Red River College - Campus Living
MB Government - Jobs & The Economy
Red River College - Civil Engineering Technology
MB Government - Manitoba Early Learning and Child Care
Red River College - Community Services
Red River College - Construction Trades
MB Government - Manitoba Education and Advanced Learning
Red River College - Diagnostic Medical Sonogrophy - Ultrasound
Red River College - Education
Red River College Electrical Engineering Technology
Service Industry CAA Manitoba
Federated Co-operatives Ltd.
Job Board/Virtual Mascot
Manitoba Customer Contact Association
The Professional Interior Designers Institute of Manitoba
MB Government - Manitoba Student Aid
Skills, Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation
MB Government - Science, Innovation and Business Technology
Build Together, Women of the Building Trades
MB Government - Training and Employment Services
Freightliner Manitoba Ltd.
Manitoba Trucking Association
Manitoba Water & Wastewater Association
New Flyer Industries
PCL Constructors Canada Inc.
The Manitoba Real Estate Association
Red River College Enrolment Services/Continuing Education
Red River College Greenspace Horticulture
Operating Engineers Training Institute of MB Inc.
The Manitoba Teachers Society
ROTARY CAREER SYMPOSIUM 3rd FLOOR EXHIBITORS
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East Lobby Event Legend Arts & Culture
Employment Services Training
Science & Health
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Engineering & Architecture
Education (Post Secondary)
Law & Government
Skills, Trades, Manufacturing & Transportation
Education & Social Services
Rotary Clubs of Winnipeg Rotary International District 5550 World Peace Partners Committee
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RCS Infomation Booth * As of printing deadline
Rotary Career Symposium careersymposium.ca
Event Details Pre-registered/Pre-paid students: $2 Tickets at the Door: $3 Monday, May 2, 2016 - 6:00pm - 8:00pm Tuesday, May 3 & Wednesday, May 4, 2016 - 9:00am - 3:00pm Attending the RCS – From Arrival to Departure 1. Registration Booth If you haven’t already received them in the mail, teachers can pick up wristbands for your school or purchase entrance tickets on the 2nd floor of the RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg (375 York Ave. Entrance) when you arrive. All pre-registered schools will receive their wristbands in the week prior to the symposium. Teachers must pick-up their badges at the registration booth. 2. Lunch There is no need for the students to leave the premises for lunch or food items. A designated lunch area for students to bring a bagged lunch or to purchase reasonably priced food will be located on the 3rd floor. 3. Assist & Supervise Your Students Please remain available and visible for your students. It is suggested that students should meet their counsellors or teachers to ensure that all students are receiving the maximum benefit from the speaker sessions and visits to the booths. Choose and inform your students of a specific time and place to meet.
Meeting Places Main floor Symposium Lunch area & 2nd floor North Concourse Special Instructions School buses should unload and load in the loading zone directly in front of the York Avenue entrance. Rotary Career Symposium wristbands are required for all controlled access points. All pre-registered schools will receive their student wristbands in the week prior to the Symposium. Teacher badges will not be pre-distributed. Teachers are required to check in at the registration booth to confirm arrival of their students and verify the number of counsellors/teachers on-site as supervisors. Please remember that at least one teacher/counsellor must attend for every 30 students. Please remember to keep checking the website for updated exhibitor and speaker information. Floor plans are available at careersymposium.ca.
Hands-On Challenges at RCS Career Discovery TUESDAY, MAY 3 & WEDNESDAY 4 - 9:00AM - 3:00PM - 3RD FLOOR Visit the Career Discovery activity center and learn about the world of manufacturers & exporters! With hands-on activities, each activity station will simulate a step in the manufacturing cycle. Students will begin with design, and then to learn about the many steps of the build process and what it takes to complete a project in the final assembly phase. Career Discovery showcases a variety of workplace technologies and high demand careers available in the modern world of manufacturing; all while having the opportunity to talk with industry professionals. Attendees also have the opportunity to talk with industry professionals.
NEW! Career Chats TUESDAY, MAY 3 & WEDNESDAY, MAY 4 - 10:00AM - 2:00PM - 2ND FLOOR You ask the questions; they give the answers. Join Civil Service professionals for round table chit chats about their careers. This initiative will help students get the answers they are looking for. Students can chat one on one, or in a group to find out what’s new and exciting in a variety of career settings. Real people! Real questions! Real answers!
Interested in Technology? Think about a career in the Technology sector while you experience virtual reality in a simple, fun, and hands-on way with our Google Cardboard station in Career Discovery at #RCS2016. Cardboard is Google’s do-it-yourself gateway into virtual reality, letting you strap your phone into a cardboard shell (with a couple of lenses) and immerse yourself in 3D worlds. Excited to try it? Download these suggested Apps, Google Cardboard, Rollercoaster VR and Jurassic VR, on your own phone before you arrive at RCS, so you’re ready to jump into the world of virtual reality. Visit new places, play immersive games, fly through space and more!
The Rotary Career Symposium would like to thank all of our sponsors Career Discovery Sponsor
Engineering Innovation Challenge Sponsors APEGM
Job Board Sponsors
Manitoba Career Prospects Coffee Sponsors RBC Convention Centre Vickar Chev Olds Manitoba Centennial Concert Hall
Exhibitors Lounge Sponsors
Exhibitors Reception Sponsors
Volunteers (and Information Booth) Sponsor
St. Norbert Hotel
Signage Sponsor Thomas Design Builders
Online Resources •www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/cardev/gr9_found/blms/index.html •www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/cardev/gr10_found/blms/index.html •www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/cardev/gr11_found/blms/index.html •www.edu.gov.mb.ca/k12/cur/cardev/gr12_found/blms/index.html
Youth Opportunities www.youthcanada.ca
Financial Aid and Awards •www.studentaid.gov.mb.ca •www.canlearn.ca •www.scholarshipscanada.com •www.studentawards.com
Starting your Own Small Business Services www.canadabusiness.ca
Aboriginal Scholarships and Bursaries www.ammsa.com/ammsabursary.html Indigenous Education, Canada’s Future www.inspire.ca Occupational Information Sites Alliance of Manitoba Sector Councils www.amsc.mb.ca Apprenticeship Opportunities www.gov.mb.ca/tce/apprent/index.html Skills Canada www.skillscanada.com Skills Manitoba www.skillsmanitoba.ca
Aboriginal Youth Mean Business www.aymb.ca
Assembly of Manitoba Chiefs www.manitobachiefs.com Manitoba First Nations School Net www.mfns.ca Aboriginal Human Resources Development Council of Canada www.aboriginalhr.ca •www.mb4youth.ca •www.manitoba.ca/careerdevelopment •www.manitoba.ca/developpementdecarriere Centre for Aboriginal Human Resource Development •www.cahrd.org •www.gov.mb.ca/opportunities Job-seeking Sites • www.youth.gc.ca • www.workingincanada.gc.ca • www.jobbank.ca • www.mb.workinfront.ca • www.winnipeg.ca
Other Career Related Sites National Education Association of Disabled Students www.neads.ca Volunteer Opportunities •www.volunteer.ca •www.myvop.ca