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Wanted: Student Sponsors!

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Nearly 2,500 young people from across Québec will be putting aside their school books on April 19, 2012, for a one-day taste of the job market. For a seventh consecutive year, scores of grade 11 and 12 students, as well as those attending CEGEP, will have the unique opportunity to discover the occupation they hope to enter one day. And this opportunity is made possible by the program Jeunes Explorateurs d’un jour.

In 2011, nearly 1,000 sponsors hosted student interns and shared with them their daily experiences. For the 2,500 participants to be able to benefit from this day-long internship, there is a crucial need to recruit sponsors who are passionate about what they do for a living. Potential sponsors have until the end of March to step forward by contacting Jeunes Explorateurs d’un jour.

"This internship can prove pivotal in the lives of many students," says Isabelle Cloutier, who heads up the organization. "Indeed, sponsors often light a spark in these teenagers by showing them the challenges associated with a particular career, letting them take part in exciting simulations and giving them a hands-on taste of what their workdays are like. In addition to being able to make a difference in the future lives of the participants, it is a wonderful way of helping prepare the next generation of employees and promoting their profession and organization!"

If you are interested in sponsoring one or more interns on April 19, please visit www.jeunes-explorateurs.org or contact Isabelle Cloutier before the end of March 2012 at 418-641-3000 ext. 6305, or at info@jeunes-explorateurs.org.


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