Grade nine Regina area students were getting an idea of what their future might be.
Hundreds of students were in Balgonie Tuesday for Try a Career Day.
Nile Probe at Lumsden High School says this helped open his and his classmates’ eyes as to the future opportunities.
“At the school, we have to research stuff on our different trades or whatever, but if you actually talk to someone, you can figure out what’s all required.”
Probe says having a positive in person interaction with post secondary institutions is important to deciding where he’ll pursue his career training.
Lanna Abbott, Career Councillor Lumsden High School, says it’s nice see students engaged in their future.
“This isn’t just something that myself as a career councilor or other adults in their life are telling them, they’re actually going and trying to experience it, and really taking an active role and then learning more about careers, and then also what kind of classes then they might need.”
Abbott says the show exposes the students to careers and schools they previously may not have been aware of, and it often is a positive experience.
Gordon Heidel, Executive Director of the Regina District Industry Education Council, says when students are looking at a career, it’s essential they consider job safety when choosing their desired career.
“The accident rate for young workers is still the highest out of any demographic across Canada and in Saskatchewan, we want to lower that accident rate,” Heidel says. “We want to make sure that our kids come home safe at the end of each day, and the way to do it is really to instill that culture of safety.”
Heidel says preaching a strong message of safety will help students understand it’s true value from the minute they start their careers.
(with files from David Boles)