Leaders of Tomorrow

Apart from getting good grades in school, there are other things you can do to somewhat secure your future employment – like getting “out there” and meeting those “big” guys, who one day you may wish to work for (or if they wish you worked for them). I regret not doing that now when it is too late – but you don’t have to make the same mistake.

Leaders of Tomorrow is a mentorship program by Vancouver Board of Trade. From their mission statement: “Our mission is to work in the enlightened interest of our members to promote, enhance and facilitate the development of the region as a Pacific centre for trade, commerce and travel.” There is a fee to register, which also gives you a membership in the Board of Trade, along with a few other perks, and a mentor from the field you wish to work in.

Skills Competence Canada (thanks to Toni for mentioning this one to me) is a competition for students of Canadian schools – technical occupations, for an opportunity  to work with well-known companies. 

Leaders of Tomorrow
Skills Canada Competence

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  1. Rwaab Khan - April 24, 2013 @ 3:06 PM

    While I agree with most your opinions, this post is somewhat controversial. I am all for the educated youth; but the mentality that you have to get good grades to get a good job is complete obscurity. I am a professional in my field, and I graduated with a “red” diploma with no job. Same as many others – designers, business administrators, scientists – you name it – who got exceptional education, but were a little too late or too busy to get acquainted with these “big guys”.

    • Simple Vancouver - April 24, 2013 @ 4:00 PM

      Thank you for your comment, Rwaab. I agree with your point of view – it is definitely not a requirement to have nice grades to get a good job – and vice virsa; although it is beneficial to have relevant connections in the industry and overall outstanding grades to be distinguished amongst the other 29 people from your class, who will graduate (well, most of them hopefully) at the same time as you and will start looking for a career in the same/similar field.

  2. kthxsru - May 28, 2013 @ 4:21 AM

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