EMSB to Hold Annual Career Fair October 18 and 19, 2017
Several on air personalities from the media will be on hand to talk to students about careers in this field and serve as guest emcees: Eramelinda Boquer of CJAD, Catherine Verdon Diamond of City’s Breakfast TV, Cousin Vinny and Nikki from The Beat 925 FM, Sarah Leavitt from CBC, Tim Sargeant from Global News and Christine Long from CTV.
Canadian professional basketball player Lizanne Murphy and four-time Canadian women’s hockey gold medallist Caroline Ouellette will be on hand to meet with students. They are part of the RBC Olympian Program, wherein both Canadian Olympic and Paralympic athletes work as community ambassadors who bring Olympic messages of excellence and leadership to Canadian communities.
From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 18, the Career Fair will be open to the community-at-large. Organizers note that this is a good opportunity for parents to attend with their children as they look towards post-secondary education options in a one-stop shopping experience. There is no charge and free parking.
Harriet Cohen from EMSB Adult Education and Vocational Services is the Career Fair chairperson. The Student Services and AEVS Departments of the EMSB coordinate this program. Ms. Cohen notes that the main objective of the Career Fair is to provide students with an in-depth exposure to the various educational opportunities available to them. All students will take part in a brief general information session in the St. Pius X auditorium. Students will then have the chance to visit the various exhibition/information booths staffed by representatives from English vocational centres, CEGEPS, universities and some private business colleges.