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 …

Pivot Mentor Partner – Ubisoft

    Pivot is a network of Manitoba schools and industry partners on a mission to inspire youth to pursue careers in tech. A pillar of the Pivot model is workplace learning. Workplace mentorship help students expand their understanding of potential careers and help them to develop the skills and experiences they will need to thrive once hired. Industry partners are essential …

Pivot Mentor Partner – Government of Manitoba

    Pivot is a network of Manitoba schools and industry partners on a mission to inspire youth to pursue careers in tech. Our industry partners open their doors to students in the Pivot network and showcase the best of their organization. The real-world work experiences help spark students’ curiosity, proving that tech holds immense possibilities for them. Dennis Batacan, Executive …

Pivot Mentor Partner – Laivly

      Pivot is a network of Manitoba schools and industry partners on a mission to inspire youth to pursue careers in tech. The blended model of high school, post-secondary and workplace learning is designed to provide students with early and engaging experiences in the world of work. By building connections between academic work and industry, Pivot is helping to …

Pivot Mentor Partner – Red River Mutual

  Pivot is a network of Manitoba schools and industry partners on a mission to inspire youth to pursue careers in tech. As one of our guiding principles, we know that work place learning is essential to enhancing students’ chances for success. Workplace mentorships are providing students in the Pivot network with direct exposure to professional in the tech field and building …

Pivot Mentor Partner – Skip the Dishes

      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 …

Gazheek Sinclair – Indigenous Tech Perspectives

    Gazheek Morrisseau-Sinclair remembers playing around on her dad’s Mac computer at the age of three. She grew up with an interest in technology but never considered it a serious career option until her early twenties. She was good at math however coding was considered ‘uncool’ amongst her peers. After high school, she enrolled in Education at the University …

Connecting Students to Industry – Workplace Mentorships

Mentorship matters. As a vital component of Pembina Trails Early College (PTEC), mentorship and work placement mentorships provide students with new opportunities and invaluable experiences. By becoming a workplace mentor you are helping shape the next generation of tech workers in Manitoba. Welcome learners into a week-long work placement to attract, influence and invest in the future of our local …

Emily Franz-Lien – Entrepreneurship in Technology

In 2016, Emily Franz-Lien was ready for a change of scenery after graduating from the University of Manitoba with a Statistics degree and a minor in Computer Science. At that point, Emily had been in University for five years and needed a break. Lee Klimpke, her boyfriend, had an engineering job and was also ready to try something new. They …

Cynthia Fortlage – Acceptance Without Understanding

Cynthia Fortlage was 50 years old when she came out and began her gender journey at her workplace. She was the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at GHY International, where she’d worked for nearly three decades, and most people had interacted with her as a man. In April 2016, with the help of human resources, she came out as a transgender …