Career Portal Opens Up Opportunities For Students And Employers
Selkirk College is filled with students possessing the talents and skills needed in today’s workforce. A new college online service now makes it easier for employers to connect with this deep pool of future employees.
The Co-Op Education & Employment Services (CEES) branch of Selkirk College launched the Career Portal earlier this year to help students and recent graduates search for jobs and employers find the skilled individuals they are seeking.
“The online Career Portal makes connecting students and employers easy,” says Brenda Smith, manager of CEES. “The way employers are hiring and students are searching for work has changed. The online Career Portal makes the hiring connection between student and employer much more efficient. This is really an exciting step for the college.”
It took two years to implement the portal that can be found on the Selkirk College website (selkirk.ca). The portal was launched as a pilot project with Selkirk co-op education students in February, 2013. Now fully operational and open to all students, so far 343 jobs have been posted and more than 450 people have viewed jobs posted in the last 30 days.
“We knew there was a real need for this service,” says Smith. “At Selkirk College we provide applied learning opportunities for students and the next step is having those students find related jobs. By facilitating the hiring process, Selkirk students are finding success in entering the job market.”
The portal is one way Selkirk College is furthering its Strategic Vision in preparing students for work and providing a skilled workforce as an integral component for the sustainability of the communities it serves.
The launch of the portal is part of a five-year plan to enhance employment services and support for Selkirk students and graduates. Selkirk’s entry into this service helps connect students and employers, making a significant contribution to the regional economy.
The Career Portal can be launched at: www.selkirk.ca/cee
Co-Op Education & Employment Services Manager Brenda Smith (left) and CEES Administrative Assistant Olga Sherstobitoff