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Selkirk's annual career fair returns to Castlegar campus

At last year’s event business administration instructor Michael Konkin introduced those in attendance to the Castlegar-based program. - Photo courtesy of Selkirk College
At last year’s event business administration instructor Michael Konkin introduced those in attendance to the Castlegar-based program.
— image credit: Photo courtesy of Selkirk College

Selkirk College will focus on making key connections next week at the Career and Education Fair on the Castlegar Campus.

The annual event will bring together employers, students and Selkirk College programs for a day of exploration. There will be plenty of opportunity for those looking for a dream career to survey options, and a chance for area businesses to touch base with future employers. Selkirk College programs will be on display to help connect the dots.

“This is a prime opportunity for employers to promote their organization, increase awareness, provide information about opportunities within their organization and meet potential qualified candidates,” says Selkirk College educational recruitment specialist Amy Byers.

There will be more than 30 exhibitors ranging from Alberta Health Services to AM Ford Sales to Teck Metals.

“From a career seeker’s perspective there’s no better way to explore and learn about the education, industries and organizations than at the Career and Education Fair,” says Byers. “Attendees have a chance to get face-to-face with employers and can either walk away with a new career or at the very least a good sense of what education, background and skillset is needed for that career.”

The fair has been taking place at Selkirk College since 2006. It’s geared toward current and graduating Selkirk College students looking for opportunities to put their education to work. Another important target audience is high school students and those eyeing a career change who want to delve deeper into education options.

“It’s a great day for those looking into career paths and planning for post-secondary,” says Byers. “Attendees will get exposure to careers they may not have ever thought or heard about.”

Selkirk College instructors, representatives from programs and student services will be in the mix to provide more information about the tools post-secondary can provide to strengthen resumes (see list of programs and services below).

“From the education side, what better way to learn about post-secondary programs than connecting with instructors who teach in those programs,” says Byers. “Potential students can also collect valuable financial aid and admissions information to ensure a smooth transition into college.”

The Selkirk College Career and Education Fair takes place in The Pit on the Castlegar Campus on Thursday, February 27 from 11:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome.

More details can be found at selkirk.ca/future-students/career-and-education-fair.

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