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There's a world of career opportunities out there for young people, and nowhere was that more evident than at the Creighton Sportex yesterday. Hundreds of students from Flin Flon and the surrounding area attended the Career Symposium sponsored by the Flin Flon School Division. "Career information is an important opportunity for students as they near the end of their secondary school education and also those who are beginning to plan their high school programming," said Superintendent of Schools Blaine Veitch. Nearly 60 booths representing over 100 careers and educational opportunities filled the hockey rink section of the Sportex. "I think that having a wide variety provides students an opportunity to see that there are a lot of options," said Veitch. "There are more than just the traditional options that people think of after high school." Representatives included staff from Brandon University, the RCMP, the Canadian Armed Forces and HBMS. Ron Castel, who manned the booth for the Manitoba Aboriginal Youth Career Awareness Committee, felt his time was well spent. See 'A' P.# Con't from P.# "It's very important to talk the youth out there and show them they have a bunch of career opportunities and to let them know if you have a dream... follow that dream," he said. All Flin Flon students from grades 7-12 attended the symposium, as did students from Creighton, Cranberry Portage and Pukatawagan. "I think the students that take the (Career Symposium) seriously can gain a real insight into different careers that are out there," commented Veitch "They may gain an understanding of how the course work they're taking in school relates to preparation for a future career."