Québec, March 30, 2011 - On April 14, 620 young people from the Capitale-Nationale region will be leaving school to get a taste of the job market thanks to the Young Explorers for a Day Day. The program is again available in the region to provide the experience to as many young people as possible. This very special day is of particular importance for students of 4eand 5e secondary school, as well as for CEGEP students, because for many of them, it will be the unique opportunity to discover the profession to which they aspire.
“Motivating young people and helping them make a career choice that suits them and that excites them is the number one goal of Young Explorer for a Day. This year, we are happy to be able to renew the activity with young people from the greater Quebec City region and to give them a hand in building their careers, which, let us remember, is not always easy, ”emphasizes Isabelle Cloutier, director of the Young Explorers for a Day Program.
During this exclusive sponsorship day, young people are welcomed directly into the workplaces of the region by professionals who answer all their questions, taking care to pass on to them the passion that drives them. “For young people, it’s quite an experience, and for professionals, it’s a way of fully investing in the next generation,” adds Mme Cloutier.
For six years now, the Young Explorers for a Day program has literally offered a day's internship to more than 2,000 young people in a field that interests them. The internship environments offered concern both provincial and federal government departments and public and parapublic organizations, as well as state corporations and municipal organizations. The young trainees then have the chance to explore a variety of trades according to their interest.
The profession of police officer ranks first among the professions most popular with young people in the Capitale-Nationale, closely followed by the professions of emergency doctor and lawyer.
New professions on the menu!
This year, young people are spoiled for choice, as nearly 80 new professions have been added to the program, particularly in the fields of administration, sports, communications, education, computers, health and science and technology. Here are some new professions that young people can visit:
- Marketing analyst
- Orientation counselor
- 3D animation designer
- Ship engineer officer