Career and Workforce Development Month - Manitoba Customer Contact Association

In celebration of Career and Workforce Development Month...

Please use these event/activity ideas to get started on what might work best for your group. But be sure to check the Manitoba Career Development website for more information.

Industry, employers, government/city etc …

  • Arrange an open house/facility tour at your company/organizations for visitors, where publics get the opportunity to talk to employees, take a guided tour around the workplace or learn more about resources available.
  • Hold a recognition event/ceremony or highlight an employee/job in a company/local newsletter, website, social media to celebrate the achievements or highlight occupations to staff or clients.
  • Schedule and support a variety of professional development opportunities/team-building exercises for employees/members during the month November.
  • Visit and present at a local school/training/resource centres with some of your employees, apprentices, volunteers, staff etc. to educate attendees on your company/organization and the potential opportunities available. You may also want to consider local job centres, and libraries.
  • Take your employees out into the community to show off their skills and make a positive difference.  For example, landscape horticulturalists could make over a local indoor green space, cooks could assist with meals in a local school/resource centre, massage therapists could attend a high profile sports tournament…be creative.
  • Offer a discount/promotion of services to drum up business and showcase skills.
  • Invite a reporter from the media (tv, local newspaper, radio) come and job shadow one of your employee for a few hours.
  • Register your company for Take Your Kids to Work DayWednesday, November 1, 2017
  • Link to the Manitoba Career Development website from your website, social media tools and other communications, encouraging your networks to get involved.

Schools, training/learning centres, service providers etc.…

  • Invite representatives from various sectors , education providers, local employers, associations etc) to your organization to give a presentation about an occupation or learning/professional development opportunity.
  • Arrange an event or tours to either showcase the skills and talents of current students to potential students or for current students/clients to learn about local employers and educational options.

Did you know Manitoba Career Prospects supports schools/students through career presentations and/or organizing company tours.

  • Arrange your own ‘mini skillathon” where your students pitch their skills against each other or against teams of students. For example, offer a math problem station to test accounting ability, grammar station to reveal whether a student is suited to a career in editing, shops area could set up a wood-binding task to measure carpentry skills etc.
  • Organize a “try a skill” event(s), where schools who offer vocational, theatre, media or speciality programs etc. can offer guided tours of these classes and areas to all their students.
  • Host a “career day” with local employers, educators, groups, associations. This could be a career fair, informational tables/exhibits, or set up as panel sessions to learn more about occupations and educational routes.
  • Put on a contest. For example, devise clues about teachers, staff, prominent local Canadians, Manitobans etc. about previous jobs, activities that led to their success. Similarly you could also post clues to help identify various careers…
  • Link to the Manitoba Career Development website from your website, social media tools and other communications, encouraging your networks to get involved.

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