Pivot Mentor Partner – Norima Consulting Inc.


Pivot is a network of Manitoba schools and industry partners on a mission to inspire youth to pursue careers in tech. The first school in the Pivot network is Pembina Trails Early College (PTEC). For these students, workplace mentorship is important and often the first real-world experience in the workforce.  These workplace mentorships are helping prepare students and building a foundation for future work opportunities. The connections made between students and their workplace mentor provides guidance, support and a great opportunity for professional socialization. 

Valerie Schmidt, Software Developer 
Initially Valerie resisted choosing a career in tech. Both her mother and sister went through the computer science program at the University of Manitoba and she wanted to create a different path for herself. Although she had dabbled in tech throughout her childhood, it wasn’t until she began a summer term as a student developer for a tech company that she found herself immensely enjoying the work and problem solving that came with it. During her university degree, Valerie joined the computer science co-op program. Her first co-op work term was with Norima Consulting. She continued to work part-time with Norima while finishing her degree until she was hired full-time in May 2019. Today, Valerie is a Software Developer for Norima Consulting. 

About Norima Consulting Inc. 
For over 10 years, Norima Consulting Inc. has been transforming businesses by leveraging the right technology, at the right time, by, and in collaboration with, the right people. They facilitate faster, more efficient business processes to improve your company’s bottom line, enhance your competitive advantage, and enable you to engage, understand, manage and serve your customers and clients more effectively. 

They have offices in Winnipeg and San Diego and offer technology consulting to organizations in Canada and the United States, across industries. 

Norima also operates as an innovation accelerator to corporate clients. Their highly skilled technical team works to advance and fast-track our clients’ innovation initiatives. They propel clients to the next level by supporting their innovation goals. They are passionate about working with organizations that are leveraging technology to innovate and enable the next stage of growth.