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February Career Fair A Great Success

Selkirk partnered with BC Jobs for largest career fair yet

 

On February 21, over 1,100 attendees and 35 exhibitors attended our BC Jobs/Selkirk College Career & Education Fair held in the Pit on Castlegar Campus. The event was well timed for high school students considering course selection for 2013/2014 soon within their Planning Classes. Our CEES (Co-op & Employment Services) department connected current students with internships, work placements and job opportunities, both in person and by introducing their newly launched Online Career Portal. The Career Fair was delivered in partnership with BC Jobs.

Approximately 250 high school students’ (gr 10-12) attended from LV Rogers Secondary in Nelson, Stanley Humphries Secondary in Castlegar, Salmo Secondary, Rossland Secondary and Grand Forks School. Local employers exhibiting and presenting included BC Ambulance, BC Public Parks, Kalesnikoff Lumber, Canadian Forces, and Terus Construction. See full list of exhibitors.

Co-op Introduced Online Career Portal

Our Co-op & Employment Services (CEES) department connected current students with internships, work placements and job opportunities both in person and by introducing their newly launched Online Career Portal. Check out the CEES Facebook for more information about their latest activities.

Programs Connected With Future Students

Numerous Programs (Hospitality & Tourism, Business & Aviation, Selkirk International, University Arts & Sciences and Health & Human Services) connected future students looking for education options or workplace training. Check out the event pictures.

A Key Piece Of Our Strategic Vision

The Career & Education Fair & Online Career Portal are key initiatives within Selkirk’s 2013 Strategic Plan: Beyond Imagination to help increase student enrolments, develop innovative employment services and impact community development.

The Career Fair was delivered in partnership with BC Jobs. As a member of BC Colleges, these initiatives are part of Selkirk College is helping students’ gain the essential and advanced skills needed to fill the skills gap and evolve with an ever-changing workplace.

 

To view pictures or learn more, visit the media release.

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