Every year since 2005, Cirque du Soleil, in association with MR3 Relève Montréal , has run a work experience program that is open to young students from underprivileged secondary schools in the Saint-Michel district. This program, called the Student Business Project, aims to guide young students in their choice of career. During the 2012 edition, approximately 30 of the organization’s employees shared their passion for the profession with 20 participants aged between 14 and 17.
From July 9 to 13, 2012, employees from a wide range of activity sectors within the organization demonstrated the many aspects of their professional specialism, be it offering a make-up workshop, a rigging seminar, a conference on the special events carried out by the organization, a costume-making demonstration in the costume workshops or a visit to the organization’s gardens. These special meetings gave the young participants a behind-the-scenes look at the various jobs carried out at the heart of the organization.