On May 24 and May 31, 2011, Explo Mobile made a stop at Portage Prévost, near lac Écho. Explo Mobile is a large trailer outfitted with several interactive stations on various skilled trades, which give participants an idea about what it would be like to work in each one. Portage residents were able to experiment with job possibilities in equipment maintenance, mechanical manufacturing, commerce, information technology, metallurgy, health, electrical trades, transport, and administration. There were a number of animators who guided participants through the trailer, which made it a dynamic and interesting experience for all.
The activity was made possible in collaboration with the Rivière du Nord school board. One of its orientation counsellors was on hand to answer residents’ questions following their visit.