EMSB holds 2023 Education and Career Fair
More than 2,000 Secondary V students attended the 23rd annual English Montreal School Board Career Fair on Wednesday, October 25 and Thursday, October 26 at St. Pius X Career Centre in Ahuntsic (9955 Papineau). Jack Dym of Pipe and Piling Supplies Ltd is the event’s title sponsor.
From 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on October 25, the Education and Career Fair was open to the community-at-large. This was a good opportunity for parents to attend with their children (Grades 9, 10 and 11) as they look towards post-secondary education options in a one-stop shopping experience.
Several on air personalities from the media were on hand to talk to students about careers in this field and serve as guest emcees. Thierry Joubert, a former school teacher who has gone on to a successful career as a real estate executive and motivational speaker, took part in each information session and conveyed important messages to the students.
Mr. Joubert’s teenage days as a day camp councillor inspired him to become a physical education teacher.
Mr. Joubert’s teenage days as a day camp councillor inspired him to become a physical education teacher. He graduated from the Université du Québec a Montréal and spent 12 years in that field at the high school while also ensuring that his students looked towards the future and their own personal growth post high school. “I spent most of my time guiding my students to find the balance between passion, talent and adding value to society while reaching the quality of life desired,” he says.
As the founding president of Solutions Succès, a real estate and property management firm, Mr. Joubert still finds time to inspire students and he looks forward to doing so at the Education and Career Fair.
In-Depth Exposure to Educational Opportunities
The Student Services and AEVS Departments of the EMSB coordinate this program.
Mario Argiropoulos from the EMSB Adult Education and Vocational Services is the Education and Career Fair chair. The Student Services and AEVS Departments of the EMSB coordinate this program. The main objective is to provide students with an in-depth exposure to the various educational opportunities available to them. All students took part in a brief general information session in the St. Pius X auditorium. Students then had the chance to visit the various exhibition/information booths staffed by representatives from English vocational centres, CEGEPS, universities and some private business colleges.
About the English Montreal School Board
With a youth and adult sector population of more than 35,000 students, the English Montreal School Board (EMSB) is the largest English public school board in Quebec. Established on July 1, 1998, when the province created new boards along linguistic lines, the EMSB network consists of 73 schools and centres. For more details, visit the EMSB website at www.emsb.qc.ca.