Technological changes are rapidly transforming our ocean industries impacting career choices for today’s students, the workforce of tomorrow. We see rapid developments every day, yet many young people are not aware of the promising careers required to support the growth of our ocean industry sectors over the next 5-10 years.

The Ocean Careers Immersion Program (OCIP) helps youth explore these opportunities by connecting them online with ocean professionals and immersing them in real world projects and virtual work site visits. Our mentors help them navigate towards rewarding careers in NL ocean industries.


Virtual Mentoring

Ocean Careers Immersion Program’s virtual mentoring platform connects ocean professionals from participating companies with high school students across the province for interactive CLASSROOM CONNECTIONS and four-week TEAM MENTORSHIPS. The interactive sessions are fully facilitated and moderated and focus on sharing the passions and paths of our mentors.



Fully facilitated 45miniute online discussions with a high-school class, or two.  The focus is on your passions, career path, and current projects.   Due to the wonderful response to this program offering our FALL Classroom Connections availability has reached maximum school capacity. However, we are always seeking new mentors for involvement in these dynamic sessions.



Highly motivated students apply to be part of a small team (4-6) that connect with you virtually once a week through our MentorCity platform. They’ll offer insights into your work on a real-world project. Students are engaged because we match them to our mentors and projects based on their own areas of interest.

Are you an ocean professional that wants to help make a difference in a young person’s life?

Do you want to share your personal and professional experiences about how you chose your career path, the impact of your projects, and the team that makes them happen?

Ask us how your company can take part in this program



Bring students to where your work happens. Using digital twin technology powered by the Matterport platform we create an interactive learning experience profiling project teams, equipment, and operations.

Explore our highlighted 360 tour from SmartICE:



Teachers will discover curriculum links, guiding questions, student mini courses. and all the information (and more) they need to support Classroom Connections and Team Mentorships.

Are you a teacher interested in participating with your class or exploring our educational resources?



Paid Student Internships

Summer internships for high-school students help them get a head start on ocean careers. During our immersive six-week summer internships, high-school students get the chance to work on exciting real-world projects with host company teams.

Students gain hands-on experience with the latest technologies, build their work portfolios, and explore their potential career interests. Company mentors grow their coaching skills, get unique insight into their projects, real hands-on intern contribution to their work, and possibly a future team member.


Ask us how your company can take part in this program



Funding has been provided as part of the Canada – Newfoundland and Labrador Labour Market Development Agreement

For additional program information contact:

David Tipton
Program Manager Youth Outreach and Mentoring
OceansAdvance Inc.