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EMSB to Hold Annual Career Fair October 19 And 20, 2016

interview with karine thomas
Montreal - Friday, October 7, 2016

More than 2,000 Secondary V students will attend the 17th annual English Montreal School Board (EMSB) Career Fair on Wednesday, October 19 and Thursday, October 20 at St. Pius X Career Centre in Ahuntsic (9955 Papineau). Jack Dym of Pipe and Piling Supplies Ltd. and RBC Royal Bank are the event’s title sponsors.

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, Laura Casella from Global News and Sean Coleman from CTV/TSN 690.

Karine Thomas, a member of the Canadian Olympic Synchronized Swim Team in Rio, will be on hand October 19 to meet with students and share her experience. She is 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. Athletes are provided with the opportunity to gain valuable skills that will help them prepare for life after sport, while also receiving much-needed funding to help them realize their Olympic and Paralympic dreams. 

From 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on October 19, 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.    

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.

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