The eighth annual Career and Job Fair is shaping up to be another great event. Representatives from local and national companies, government agencies and professional associations have confirmed their attendance from 1 to 5 pm on Wednesday, March 12 at College of the Rockies Cranbrook Main Campus.
The Career and Job Fair, a partnership between Kootenay Business Magazine, the Cranbrook and District Chamber of Commerce, the Jim Pattison Broadcast Group and College of the Rockies, is the largest in the East Kootenays. The theme for this year’s event is “Discover Your Opportunities”.
“We’ve chosen this theme because the Career and Job Fair is an excellent chance for those looking for work or for a career change to discover what opportunities are available to them,” said College of the Rockies’ Career and Placement Officer Jennifer Inglis. “We encourage job seekers to come to this event prepared – to dress neatly, have resumes on hand and take the time to talk about their skills to employers – whether they’re looking for a career, summer employment or both.”
The event will bring companies into direct contact with College and secondary school students, providing them with the opportunity to get young people interested in their industry.
Keith Powell, publisher of Kootenay Business Magazine commented, “I think this annual event offers an important benefit for businesses, not only to meet the students who are being trained at College of the Rockies, but to reach secondary school students who are thinking of the future and others who are currently unemployed but interested in exploring new options.
“The Summer Job Alley will feature employers especially interested in recruiting young people for summer jobs. With many people seeking job and career opportunities this event is custom-made to help them, so they should bring their resumes to share with prospective employers.”
Inglis adds, “Our College students can talk directly with potential employers in their fields or can get some ideas about what kind of careers are available. And, of course, members of the general public are also welcome to attend and enter to win the many door prizes including a $250 tuition award for College of the Rockies.”
Fees paid by participating exhibitors contribute to College of the Rockies’ Career and Job Fair Entrance Awards, available to students entering the College’s Business Administration program and who have a goal of earning a diploma in any major. Entrance award values are up to $1500.