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It's more than hands-on IT'S STUDENT-LED That's what makes Lakeland College different. With every agricultural sciences program we offer, you'll benefit from real-life learning opportunities at our Vermilion, Alta., campus. • Manage a commercial-scale crop enterprise on our Student-Managed Farm – Powered by New Holland • Take the lead in our Animal Health Clinic that reflects an operational veterinary clinic and benefit from our student-led clinic model • Manage a purebred beef unit and assist with research trials at the G.N. Sweet Livestock Research Facility • Manage a Dairy Learning Centre that features robotic and conventional milking and feeding systems • Plan and host events such as Band in the Sand and Lakeland's Pop Up Shop As you Take the Lead, these opportunities help you develop essential skills such as critical thinking, problem solving and communication. Graduate job-ready. For details on how you can Take the Lead in agricultural sciences visit Monday, March 16 : 6pm – 8pm Tuesday, March 17 : 9am – 3pm Wednesday, March 18 : 9am – 3pm RBC Convention Centre Winnipeg 375 York Avenue Admission The Career Symposium is open to all Grade 9-12 students, career seekers, and the general public. School Admission $4 per student For more information, please contact Tickets Available at the Door: $4 each Created to showcase leading industries, employment and educational opportunities in Manitoba and beyond, the Rotary Career Symposium is a unique event to help you discover your career possibilities. Featuring business, public sector and educational leaders to help you to update your career profile, it's the largest and most comprehensive event of its kind in Canada. Don't miss out! For more information, please email 23RD ROTARY CAREER SYMPOSIUM Reasons to attend the Rotary Career Symposium : The show floor hosts over 110 EXHIBITOR BOOTHS NEW & EXCITING FEATURES including There are more than 20 SPEAKER SESSIONS providing "A Day In The Life" career insights. ing job market, preparation is critical. Consequently, kids in Grade 3 are light years ahead of where their counterparts were even just five years ago. "Kids in Grade 3 can now write a resu- mé," Stargardter says. "As the kids progress in school from Kindergarten to Grade 12, we also teach them skills like critical thinking and collaboration as well as soft skills like coping and how to relate to others." At the same time, students — those in grades nine to 12, in particular — are ex- posed to a concept called global competen- cies. "It deals with areas such as explora- tion, building, planning and transitioning. The learning is experiential, and students in Grade 12 can spend up to 70 hours on a work site. This work-integrated learning provides students with real-life experience." The goal here, she says, is to have the students use the experience to figure out where they fit in. "They come back to school and share their experience with students, especially younger kids. We want kids to get excited about education and how they can use it to get into a career they'll be good at, and love." As students progress to higher grades, they then have access to a Credit for Em- ployment program where they can earn up to two credits toward their high school dip- loma from work experience. "It works well for both the student and employer. There's a greater buy-in from em- ployers, while students get mentored in the workplace," Stargardter says. "Kids love the opportunity, and society benefits because it opens kids' eyes to the world of work." Additionally, students can also access career development internships, where a career prerequisite is required. Once again, students work directly with employers, while employers can get a first- hand look at a student's skill set in a work setting. "We also offer technology and trades courses, entrepreneurship courses where students can make connections and learn skills, even apprenticeship programs," she says. "Again, the courses and programs ex- pose kids to the world of work and get them thinking about what they want to do. That benefits everyone." The hope is all that early preparation and exposure will pay off at the Rotary Career Symposium, an event Manitoba Education has enthusiastically supported for many years. "Our hope is that by making students self-aware early and preparing them prop- erly, the exposure at the symposium will serve as a catalyst to get them into a career that's right for them." The Rotary Career Symposium is a huge opportunity for exhibitors and students alike, says Stargardter. "We want businesses and industries to know their attendance is inspirational to kids. All it takes is a one-on-one conver- sation with an exhibitor about an area a student didn't know existed to get them to pursue a career they love, and that bene- fits society. It's our job to get kids out of the starting block." 2020 Rotary Career Sym- posium Speak- ers

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