The Boissevain School hosted this year's annual 'Career Day' for the students attending Grade 10 in the Turtle Mountain School Division.
The Wednesday event drew some 80 students from Killarney and Boissevain Schools to visit with an array of professionals in a variety of different fields.
Rick Korman is the Career Development Coordinator for the TMSD. He says they use technology on their side to narrow down the interests of the students in order to prepare for a 'Career Day' that's tuned to their students' interests.
"What we do every year is we go into our data base and we can kind of figure out what careers students are trolling," explains Korman. "So, from that information I can specifically ask certain career areas to see if there is any interest to come and speak to our students."
Grade 10 students are the focus for this forum as now is the time when they're looking at their course load for the new school year come September.
"The spring of Grade 10 is a very important time. They have to make all of their choices for their Grade 11 and 12 course selections, (specifically Math classes, Science classes, English classes) that will get them to the pathway they're looking for."
An array of professionals shared their career training and expertise with the students, with representatives from ACC's Interactive Media Department, Border Services, Dental Hygiene, Physiotherapy, MB Infrastructure, Engineering, as well as a number in the 'Trades' sector.
"The Trades have become a little more popular than they have in the past, mainly because of all the governmental incentives for kids to choose that avenue," says Korman. "But, we still have a number of kids looking into University."
"But, like many years ago, things don't really change as a large number of kids don't really know what they want to do."
TMSD's Rick Korman (r) visits with representatives from Samson Engineering