become a mentor

  • Contribute to building a local, sustainable talent community.

  • Showcase the best of your company to future tech professionals.

  • Boost your brand and gain recognition by fostering new talent. 

  • PTEC students bring a fresh perspective that can enhance your team’s diversity and drive innovation. 

industry in the classroom

Show students what a career in tech can look like. The Industry in the Classroom series introduces the grade 9 PTEC students to tech professionals, giving them the opportunity to learn about the various careers in tech through interactive presentations and workshops.  Example topics: Web Development Design, Agile Projects, Blockchain, and Social Engineering. 

Duration: Monthly (a Wednesday afternoon) 
Dates:September 2023 – May 2024
Time: 1:15-2:00 pm  
Location: In-person, Pembina Trails Collegiate, 50 Frontier Road.

project based mentorship

Learning beyond the classroom with industry support and expertise lets students invest time in projects that appeal to them and uses tech for good. Mentored by tech professionals, grade 10 student teams select a problem to solve via a tech application. Over 16 weeks, teams meet bi-monthly to take their project from concept to functioning prototype, and present their products in a mock-pitch setting.
Past projects include App development, Machine learning, Robotics, HOS, and Pen Testing.  

Duration: 8 x 1-hr meetings
Dates:  February – May 2024
Note: Remote/virtual

build your career in tech mentorship

Professionals experienced in Software Development and/or Networking + Systems Administration recruitment will work with grade 11 PTEC students, mentoring them as they create their resumes with tech industry hiring standards in mind.

Other elements of the mentorship include helping grade 12 students to gain confidence through mock interviews and offering important industry insight when applying for that first tech sector job!

Duration: varied time commitment 2 – 3 hrs. (Check the learn more page for details)


  • HR professionals or leads familiar hiring in Software Development and/or Network System Administrator roles.

Note: Virtual

summer internships

By welcoming a PTEC student into your company for a summer internship, you are providing exceptional opportunities for students to begin their careers early. As the grade 12 students are now closer to entering the workforce, this is a great chance for employers to have first in line access to innovative talent and contribute to the province’s tech talent growth. 


Duration:  a 7 week minimum for program credit
Start date:  July, 2024 – August, 2024* 
In-Person or Virtual:  Set by employer 

*Longer/permanent arrangements can be made with mutual agreement between the employer and student.

Internship Areas:

  • Software Developer

get in touch

Marie Hacault
Program Manager
Tech Manitoba