Career Development


The new realities of the contemporary workplace and the contemporary worker have changed our perception and use of the concept of career.

Career development is now viewed as complex and multidimensional, involving growing through life and work - an interweaving of learning, experiencing, living, working, changing, and identifying and discovering pathways.

Thus career development can be seen as the creation of an individual's life/work designs.

What's New!

Designing your Career

When imagining your future, you can use the design process and powerful critical thinking skills to create and develop a successful and rewarding career and life plan. The design process allows you to learn and practice thinking strategies to help build confidence as you confront challenges and quick pivots in rapidly changing times. The design process can help you develop a mindset to learn and grow from experiences.

Poster (Adobe PDF Document 2.65 MB)

Career Education – Courses and Credits

Safety Preparation for Student Career Learning and Work Experiences

Career Development Education

Career Development Education Chart (Adobe PDF Document 98 KB)

The vision and mission of Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning's Career Development Education emphasizes a k-12 and Beyond High School Graduation Framework which seamlessly provides all students with career experiences to ensure they understand the relevance of their education and the link to knowledge acquisition, skill development and tools for transition. Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning offers several current and relevant 21st century career experiences, courses and credits. This chart serves as a framework document to visually depict and emphasize students developmental career/life planning journey highlighting the career learning opportunities available to all Manitoba students based on the Stages of Career Development to supplement Manitoba Education and Early Childhood Learning career education opportunities.

Take Our Kids to Work Day™ (TOKTW)

SAVE THE DATE – Wednesday, November 1, 2023

Take Our Kids to Work invites students in Grade 9 to experience “a day in the life” of various diverse professionals, and to explore and discover possible future career options and opportunities. This event supports career development education and future readiness through career exploration and increased knowledge about possible career and educational opportunities.

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