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Junior Achievement of P.E.I. career mentoring event Feb. 6 in Summerside

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Junior Achievement P.E.I. will hold the first annual World of Choices career mentoring event Wednesday in Summerside.

It takes place at the Spotlight School of Arts, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

The goal is to provide Grade 12 academy diploma students (ADP) with the opportunity to participate in the new program. The focus of the ADP program is to allow students to explore learning opportunities related to various sectors within their communities.

Students will get a first-hand look at what it takes to be successful and how to meet the challenges of today’s work world. With guidance from mentors, students will have an opportunity to collaborate with peers from other schools to solve challenges that professionals are facing in today’s work world.

On P.E.I., more than 5,500 students are enrolled in junior achievement programs.

The event in Summerside will be hosted by Patrick Ledwell.

Facilitators include Lester Wood, executive director of human resource and member of the executive leadership team at BioVectra Inc.; Jamie Dooks, a senior economist, university instructor, blogger, author, speaker and advocate for mental health; Trish Altass, a senior research associate at the Young Lives Research Laboratory housed at UPEI; Patrick Farrar, the CEO of the Startup Zone; Justine Arsenault, an educator working for the province as a maker education facilitator; Scott Ferris, the CEO and lead wrangler with the Saddle Up Management Company; and Reasha Walsh, founder and executive director of Spotlight School of Arts.

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